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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.

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July 16, 2018
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Special Olympics Texas.

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November 16, 2017
The Dunham and Miller Show on Sportsradio 1310/ 96.7 FM The Ticket has supported Special Olympics Texas for 24 years - and this year's golf tournament raised a record $38,100. THANK YOU for supporting our athletes.

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August 23, 2017
Cowboy Cops. Would you pay $10 to see that? We sure would! Here's your chance, September 9-10 in Fort Worth

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July 12, 2017
Special Olympics Texas athletes Ian Rawn (Plano) and Brendan "œBeebo" West (Deer Park) have been presented with honorary ESPYS. On Wednesday night when the ESPYS air on ABC, ESPN will posthumously honor Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the Arthur Ashe Coura

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April 03, 2017
NCAA All-Americans they coached SOTX athletes on the fundamentals of basketball. The clinic was hosted by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and was held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I Women's Final Four, which took place in Dallas.

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March 23, 2017
In 1996, JCPenny named Ian Rawn a Community Hero, which in turn gave him a slot to carry the Olympic torch when it came through Little Rock, Ark. ahead of the Summer Games, which were held in Atlanta that year.

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March 23, 2017
Texas' lone Special Olympics World Games competitor Ian Rawn (Plano, Texas) placed 4th in the Figure Skating Competition on Thursday at Ice Stadium Graz-Liebenau. Rawn will officially be presented with his ribbon during Friday morning's Awards Ceremon

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March 21, 2017
At his compulsaries he was pretty nervous. The enormity of what was happening hit home as he put his blade on Olympic ice for his first competition. If you saw the ESPN interview you could see he was quite choked up.

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March 20, 2017
During Monday morning's live update from Austria, ESPN's Kevin Negandhi and Lindsay Czarniak introduced viewers to SOTX figure skater Ian Rawn. Ian caught up with ESPN's Marty Smith after Sunday's preliminary skate at World Winter Games in Austria.

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February 17, 2017
SOWG17AUT - PROMO - "I'm Going To Austria" ABC network promo for Special Olympics Winter Games 2017.

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September 29, 2016
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) announced the winners of its statewide 2016 Volunteer Awards, and Area 10's Jim Domer (Lewisville) has been named the Unified Partner of the Year.

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September 29, 2016
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has officially announced the winners of its statewide 2016 Volunteer Awards. Among the five recipients of these awards, Area 10's Rob, Lori, Ryan and Kyle Mehnert have been tabbed the organization's Family of the Year honor.

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September 29, 2016
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has officially announced the winners of its statewide 2016 Volunteer Awards. Among the five recipients of these awards, Area 10's Renae Carswell (Lewisville) has been named the organization's Volunteer of the Year.

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September 28, 2016
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has officially announced the winners of its statewide 2016 Outstanding Service awards. Among the four recipients to receive the honor, FC Dallas was recognized for Outstanding Service from a Business-Corporation.

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June 20, 2016
The 2016 FC Dallas/Special Olympics Texas Unified Soccer team opened its season on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 win over Sporting Kansas City/Special Olympics Kansas & Missouri at Children's Mercy Park. A pair of goals from Doug Sullivan and one from

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March 10, 2016
Earlier this week, Engel & Völkers professionals in the United States, Mexico and Canada convened in Dallas for the real estate organization's largest annual event in North America, the Exchange. The four-day- long conference featured the best of the bus

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February 01, 2016
Last week, 35 SOTX athletes from the Greater Dallas Area were invited to the American Airlines Center for an exciting experience, held by the Harlem Globetrotters ahead of their games this past weekend in Dallas.

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December 22, 2015
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus held a holiday dinner for several of our young athletes in Areas 10 & 11 and made a generous contribution to the "ªSOTX"¬ Young Athletes Program on Monday, Dec. 21.

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November 23, 2015
Sammons Corpoartion presented Special Olympics Texas - Greater Dallas Area (Area 10) a check for $56,000. The gift from Sammons Corporation qualifies the organization as Area 10's presenting sponsor and Law Enforcement Torch Run partner.

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September 04, 2015
On Thursday afternoon, members of the Special Olympics USA women's basketball team were treated to a special tour of the Hatco, Inc. facility in Garland.

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August 18, 2015
Matt Hernandez' big day may have come a couple of weeks ago when he captured a silver medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles but the 22-year-old proved to be the toast of the town when city officials and a crowd of enthusiastic well-wi

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July 21, 2015
MLS WORKS is hosting a Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star soccer match on July 28 in conjunction with the AT&T MLS All-Star Game. Athlete Roy Bayona and Unified partner Elli Brunts will be traveling with Coach Kyle Schroder to the All-Star Game.

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June 19, 2015
About two weeks ago, news broke that 18 SOTX athletes and Unified Partners were named to the FC Dallas Special Olympics Texas team after successfully completing a tryout. To make things official, the newest members were presented with authentic game unifo

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June 11, 2015
Congratulations to Ben Milam Elementary School in Dallas for raising a grand total of $644.87 during its school-wide Penny Drive this spring! Over and over again, Ben Milam Elementary has proven to be a proud supporter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LE

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June 09, 2015
After several put out their hardest effort at a tryout a few weeks ago, selections for the 2015-16 FC Dallas Special Olympics Texas Unified Exchange team was announced.

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March 24, 2015
John Ruhly began volunteering with Special Olympics Texas in the late 1980's. He 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 te

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March 03, 2015
With our Area 10 Basketball Tournament cancelled due to inclement weather last week and no reschedule planned, we wanted to give a special shout out to our generous hosts of the event for the past 3 years. Our theme for the tournament this year was "œWe

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February 18, 2015
The 2015 Area 10 Basketball Tournament Brackets and Schedules are now available! Please review the competition information, schedule, and brackets carefully in preparation for the tournament.

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January 29, 2015
On Jan. 21, Austin College (located in Sherman, Texas) hosted the second annual Area 10 Basketball Skills Local Competition. More than 300 attendees were in attendance for Austin College's "œJanserve" day, which was a day of service for students on c

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January 06, 2015
Twenty-five SOTX athletes, including members of Special Olympics Team USA Women's Basketball, and their chaperones from the Greater Dallas area had a wonderful time at the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year's Day.

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December 10, 2014
Experienced and understanding volunteer dental students & faculty at the Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry are offering a free comprehensive dental care program for all SOTX children and adults on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month

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November 24, 2014
The five Richardson, Texas natives, who will represent Team USA at World Games in Los Angeles next summer, were included in the pregame introductions before the Comets hosted Austin College at UTD Activity Center.

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November 17, 2014
Through SOTX Unified Sports, many parents and children are turning their dreams into realities and forging their own parent-child golf duos in Area 10.

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August 05, 2014
SOTX & SOCO unite with FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids of the MLS.

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July 24, 2014
Unified soccer teams to take part in special event in Frisco, TX.

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July 03, 2014
Special Olympics has helped me learn to truly care for people with intellectual disabilities as if they were my brothers and sisters.

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April 08, 2014
"œI think it's important to be able to provide an opportunity to help these athletes develop and improve as riders"

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December 20, 2013
Greater Dallas area Girl Scouts adopted the Notre Dame Saints and Stars Volleyball Team and focused on health awareness through exercise and nutrition.

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December 09, 2013
The Highland Park City Council recognized retired chief Darrell Fant for his recent selection for the Texas Law Enforcement Torch Run Hall of Fame.

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September 20, 2013
Go Over the Edge in Dallas

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September 20, 2013
POSTPONED: Greater Dallas Area Bocce/Softball Competition

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July 23, 2013
ALPs Give Back to Army Heroes

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May 20, 2013
Burton Hill Elementary School partnered with the Westworth Village Police Department to host a penny drive on campus.  Students and teachers contributed pocket change over a three-week period and raised an amazing $4,900!  After the total was ...

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April 16, 2013
UT Dallas Hosts SOTX for "Athletes for Athletes" Day

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February 26, 2013
Congratulations, Stacey Johnson

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December 19, 2012
Whoo hoo - the Dunkin Donuts fundraiser in Dallas raised $5,388 for SOTX athletes! Thank you to everyone who contributed during their morning stop at the donut shop. We especially want to thank the Preston Road location for participating.

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April 16, 2012
Special Olympics Texas athlete Blaine Hardin has been competing since he was 8-years-old, but it's been the opportunities to make new friends and travel new places that has been the best part of being in Special Olympics.

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