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Matt Hayes loved volunteering with Special Olympics Texas so much as a teen that he wanted to continue his involvement in college.  His love for SOTX athletes led to the creation of the Baylor Special Olympics Volunteer Group (BSOVG).  In 2011, Hayes rounded up some friends and together they were able to get the organization approved as a student interest group; in 2012, BSOVG became a recognized campus organization.  Today, BSOVG is one of the few groups sponsored by the University's Community Engagement and Service office.

In 2011, there were 25 members in the group, including three officers. A year later, the group had grown to 65 students and seven officers. Its members have volunteered with several Heart of Texas Area events over the last two years, including Spring Games and area basketball, softball, bocce and flag football competitions. Several members also participated in the 2013 Polar Plunge as part of the BSOVG team.

Most Recent Articles

December 5, 2017
Thanks to everyone who pitched for the annual Dunkin Donuts Cops on Top fundraiser in Sept! We appreciate our friends at Dunkin.
December 5, 2017
Polar Plunges are busting out all over. Check the schedule to see when we’ll be near you. Gather your friends, grab a costume & join the frostiest fundraiser in the state.
December 5, 2017
Chief Doug Reim of the Highland Village Police Department has been dubbed the SOTX Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Fundraising.
December 5, 2017
The Texas LETR was recognized at the International Conference in Nashville with the 'Diamond Level of Excellence' after we raised $1,467,912 dollars in 2016!

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