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John Ruhly began volunteering with Special Olympics Texas in the late 1980's.  The place where he worked, EDS, was notified by SOTX's Greater Dallas office that volunteers were needed. One afternoon he went to a competition and really felt a connection with the athletes. John has been working with and driving Phillip Armstrong around to different events for years.  Despite some wonderful athletes' mothers taking over the coaching of the bowling team around 2010, he still wanted to be involved with the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Cyclones' team and people, so he asked Phillip if he wanted to form a Unified team.  Now, after every State Game, Phillip has asked John to partner with him the next year.

Most Recent Articles

July 25, 2018
It's with great sadness that we let everyone in our Special Olympics Texas family know that our great friend and longtime Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteer Brad Freis has passed away.
July 16, 2018
When the cast of Backdoor Theatre’s “School of Rock” took the stage June 22, they perhaps hoped the experience would change someone’s life. Little did they know, that night would change their lives.
July 16, 2018
Harlingen, Texas - 14-year-old Nathan Rios is considered an inspiration to many. Now, he is attempting a triathlon.
July 16, 2018
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Special Olympics Texas.

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