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August 26, 2019
Thank you to The Hunt Family and FC Dallas for supporting the Unified Sports® Soccer Program at Special Olympics Texas! We wrapped up a great season this past Sunday, August 25th. We would like to thank the Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas for sponsoring both teams: And a thank-you to 76 for sponsoring Dynamo. Global Life and Advocare sponsored FC Dallas and the Hunt Family for their support of the MLS Unified Sports® Soccer team. We couldn't make all this happen without you. We will see you on the field!

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August 05, 2019
The Mapping Journey Begins   Shaun Linsey, an athlete with Special Olympics Texas, has begun mapping out every team in each area of Texas. He has put in countless hours to make this project happen and each individual map is so unique and impressive....

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July 25, 2019
Athlete Spotlights Part Two MEET PAUL Paul Dunn is a joy to be around and is encouraging to all. Being an athlete for over 25 years, Paul is proud to have competed in ten sports. He loves a good jam session and you will absolutely see him on the ...

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June 07, 2019
Today we are sharing an inspiring story on how the Unified Champion School program has transformed Creekview Elementary into a school that accepts and knows the children in the Special Education program by name. This program was given a head start ...

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May 30, 2019
Breakfast of Champions was a success! Matt Bonner, broadcast analysis for Fox Sports Southwest and former player for the San Antonio Spurs, emceed the entire breakfast, and we had the privilege to hear three of our athletes share stories on how the Special Olympics has impacted their lives in tremendous ways.

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May 16, 2019
Thank you to our volunteer photographers.

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April 17, 2019
We had some serious star power last Sunday night in Georgetown.  We must thank terrific and kind celebrities from the WWE, NFL and more who presented during our Made to Matter fundraiser this past Sunday in Georgetown, TX.  Through heartfelt ...

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December 05, 2018
Christi Roberts explains food allergies and the importance of understanding them.

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November 26, 2018
A Special Olympics Unified Champion School has an inclusive school climate and exudes a sense of collaboration, engagement and respect for all members of the student body and staff. See who in Texas was honored...

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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
On May 24th at the Texas Rangers Game, LETR officers and SOTX athletes were joined by shortstop Elvis Andrus for a ceremonial Torch Run inside the stadium.

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July 16, 2018
Innovation grants are grants awarded to support projects led by young people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID) to promote inclusion in their school and community.

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June 05, 2018
As WWE celebrates its partnership with the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, WWE's first Universal Champion hangs out with inspirational Special Olympians.

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May 23, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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May 23, 2018
The last informational video in a series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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May 16, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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May 09, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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May 02, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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April 25, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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April 24, 2018
We need volunteers for the state Equestrian Competition in Bryan. Can you help?

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April 24, 2018
The University of Texas has created a new post-secondary training program that includes people with intellectual disabilities. E4Texas provides a college experience at the University of Texas at Austin.

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April 18, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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April 11, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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April 09, 2018
Tim Martin starts his first day as President & CEO of Special Olympics Texas today,

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April 04, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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March 28, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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March 21, 2018
An informational video series leading up to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games that will tell you about Movbands, fitness, Fit-Five, hydration, and nutrition.

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January 22, 2018
Know someone who'd enjoy Special Olympics Texas items? You can send them a gift certificate! http://shop.sotx.org/

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January 22, 2018
Congratulations to Alamo Heights High School and Brady High School, which have been recognized as the first Unified Champion Schools in the state of Texas! Both schools received a gym banner that denotes their honor.

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January 22, 2018
The Texas Bowling Centers Association is a big fan of Special Olympics Texas athletes. During January and February, many of their member centers will sell paper bowling pins to benefit SOTX! Be sure to thank them for their support.

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January 22, 2018
Who will bring the gold home from Austin? We can't wait to see! Almost 2,600 athletes and Unified Partners will compete in bowling, volleyball and powerlifting. Here's where to find all the info you need before you hit the road...

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December 05, 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.

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November 16, 2017
If you're in the Dallas/Fort Worth area this holiday season, you don't want to miss out on Enchant. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights, the memories you make will last well beyond the holiday season.

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November 16, 2017
Want to help our athletes become #SOunstoppable? Visit your local Finish Line or donate now to the Finish Line Youth Foundation!

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November 16, 2017
Flag Football athletes from across the state will compete December 1-2 in San Antonio at the Flag Football Competition. Presenting Sponsor The Wash Tub welcomes athletes and their families to the sixth annual competition.

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November 16, 2017
A group of athletes, families and volunteers will travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with members of the Texas Congressional Delegation in early 2018. Want to come with? Apply to join us! Deadline is December 1.

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November 16, 2017
Did you know? Thanks to hard work by our friends at the Law Enforcement Torch Run and members of the Texas Legislature, you can donate to Special Olympics Texas when you register your car, truck, boat or motorcycle -- online, on the paper registration for

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November 16, 2017
It's the most wonderful time of the year - the SOTX Black Friday Sale! Save 20% on your entire purchase from November 22-28. You can get shirts, accessories, outerwear and pins. This is the sale of the year"”don't miss it!

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November 16, 2017
We're excited to announce the debut of the #SOTXSTRONG Challenge Coin! This special Challenge Coin commemorates the strength and bravery exhibited by all Special Olympics Texas athletes and families in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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October 11, 2017
SOTX staff and key volunteers have been preparing for months for Fall Classic and it's almost time! Before you leave for Bryan/College Station, check out the Fall Classic website for lots of important and helpful information.

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October 11, 2017
If you've always wanted to rappel down the side of a tall building, this is your chance: Go Over the Edge with us in Houston or Dallas and get over whatever fears you may have - and show Special Olympics Texas athletes how much you care.

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October 11, 2017
How about a fun run with the family? We've got several coming up over the next month: the Joey Cushman 5K in Arlington on October 28, the Super Hero Super Run in Waco on November 11 and the Run With The Heroes in Austin on November 19.

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October 11, 2017
Our Meet in the Middle/Project Unify program has a new name: Unified Champion Schools. More...

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October 11, 2017
Are you curious what it's like to visit members of Congress in Washington, D.C.? Want to help make a difference in the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities? Come with us to the Special Olympics Hill Day!

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October 11, 2017
Save the date: On Saturday, October 21, head over to your local Red Robin Gourmet Hamburgers and Tip a Cop! The Law Enforcement Torch Run will have officers at 14 different locations statewide. Stop by at lunch or supper, say hi to our LETR officers and h

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October 11, 2017
Did you know? We have an active Family Support Network that provides resources, opportunities and, of course, support to help you keep your athletes healthy, well-cared for and safe.

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October 11, 2017
Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coastline, and we still feel the brunt of the storm's impact. Here are some tales of bravery and grace.

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October 10, 2017
The Special Olympics Texas Board of Directors has started its search for a new President and CEO for SOTX, and will be accepting applications until November 3. If you know someone who meets the qualifications and would make a great leader for our organiza

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September 12, 2017
So much has happened since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Rockport on August 25 that it's difficult to process everything. But out of all the loss and devastation, one thing has been clear: Our athletes, families, volunteers, coaches and law enforcem

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August 29, 2017
Many stories of bravery, hope and grace have already come out of the Coastal Bend, Houston and Golden Triangle in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, and we'll doubtless hear about many more in the coming days.

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August 23, 2017
Are you a Family member of an SOTX Athlete? Would you like to get connected with other SOTX families?

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August 23, 2017
Two statewide competitions are quickly approaching:

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August 23, 2017
Our dedicated Law Enforcement Torch Run officers and their devoted friends from 51 Texas Roadhouse locations across the state collected a whopping $181,616 to support Special Olympics Texas programs across Texas.

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July 24, 2017
On Thursday, July 27, Texas Roadhouse restaurants across the Lone Star state are participating in Tip A Cop Night, a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event for Special Olympics Texas.

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July 17, 2017
Get ready for Tip A Cop Night at Texas Roadhouse, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day and find out all the latest information about Fall Classic.

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July 16, 2017
Heads up! This year's statewide Fall Classic will take place over two weekends this year. Find out the dates!

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July 15, 2017
Although Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day has traditionally been held in September, we will begin celebrating it on July 20 each year, to help mark the anniversary of the first-ever Special Olympics Games in 1968.

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July 14, 2017
History was made at the 2017 SOTX Summer Games, as the track and field competition included a Unified Champion Schools Quadrathlon. Six school districts from around the state brought two athletes and two Unified Partners - participants without intellect

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July 13, 2017
Congratulations to Team Texas, which crushed it at the SONA Golf Invitational in Seattle last month. The team was able to check out the course that will host the 2018 USA Games. Thanks for doing such a great job representing our state!

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July 11, 2017
Grab your calendar and mark this one in pen. You've got plans for supper on Thursday, July 27. Meet us at Texas Roadhouse and Tip a Cop

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July 11, 2017
Get all the information you need about statewide Tip A Cop Night, Fire Truck Pulls, Cowboy Cops Rodeo and other upcoming LETR events.

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June 20, 2017
Find out how history was made at Summer Games, give us your feedback, see how you can support SOTX at Cavender's in July and help send Texas Rangers' shortstop Elvis Andrus to the MLB All-Star Game!

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June 20, 2017
Find out how history was made at Summer Games, give us your feedback, see how you can support SOTX at Cavender's in July and help send Texas Rangers' shortstop Elvis Andrus to the MLB All-Star Game!

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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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February 16, 2017
The 48th annual Texas Men's State Chili Championship, presented by CASI, will take place March 24-26 in Corsicana. Proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Texas.

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February 08, 2017
Kathy Slater is a Key Volunteer who’s working at one of the many volunteer check-in tables for bowling this weekend. Her other SOTX volunteer job is as a member of the state Equestrian Games planning committee. She first got involved with Special ...

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February 08, 2017
With seven Healthy Athletes disciplines offered last weekend, 779 total health screenings were recorded, marking the most ever at a SOTX Winter Games.

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February 07, 2017
Dr. Warren Brown is an audiologist with the Bureau of Veterans Affairs and a clinical director for the Special Olympics Healthy Hearing discipline. Brown has volunteered in at Wellness Park for several years and became a clinical director (leader of ...

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February 07, 2017
Judy Wehmeyer (pictured right) just became a bus driver for special needs children earlier this school year. The more she drove the children, the more she became interested in seeing how they interact with others when they’re not on the school bus. A...

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February 06, 2017
Check out some of the media coverage from the 24th annual Special Olympics Texas Winter Games.

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February 06, 2017
Sunday morning volunteer shifts are not always the most appealing, but that didn’t stop many people this Sunday, including this group of college students. According to Sydney Carroll, a junior defender for the St. Edward’s Women’s Soccer team, a big...

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February 04, 2017
Kay Seale’s son Cory has been involved in Special Olympics Texas since middle school. He’s got an impressive collection of medals on the wall of his bedroom and continues to add to them. Over the years, Cory has participated in bowling, aquatics, ...

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February 04, 2017
Robin Reeves of Abilene does it all – mom, coach, member of the area and State Families Committee. She’s been a coach for 15 years. Her son, Taegen, has competed in Special Olympics for 22 of his 31 years. Taegen does it all too, competing in ...

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February 03, 2017
Houston's Hillary Kern is one of more than 2,400 athletes who have made their way to Austin for Winter Games. Like most who will be competing this weekend, she is looking forward to seeing her friends and socializing with others. Not only will ...

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February 03, 2017
Mary Edwards of Austin has been a lead medical volunteer for Special Olympics Texas for 17 years. "I first got involved when the Summer Games were held at UT. Someone said they needed medical volunteers, or they're going to have to cancel the games....

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February 02, 2017

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February 01, 2017
Barbara Kern has been involved with Special Olympics Texas longer than her daughter, Hillary, has participated as an athlete. "This is a wonderful organization and it touches so many lives and so many different areas that you just can't get enough of...

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February 01, 2017
Barbara Kern has been involved with Special Olympics Texas longer than her daughter, Hillary, has participated as an athlete. "This is a wonderful organization and it touches so many lives and so many different areas that you just can't get enough of...

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February 01, 2017
All Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes will have the opportunity to receive up to seven free healthcare screenings during this weekend's statewide Winter Games in Austin.

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February 01, 2017
Barbara Kern has been involved with Special Olympics Texas longer than her daughter, Hillary, has participated as an athlete. "This is a wonderful organization and it touches so many lives and so many different areas that you just can't get enough ...

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February 01, 2017
Nearly 2,600 Winter Games competitors to gather at the Round Rock Sports Center on Saturday night for the Athlete Celebration & Victory Dance.

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January 24, 2017
Researchers found that Special Olympics Texas leads the nation in the employment of athletes with intellectual disabilities in competitive environments.

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December 29, 2016
Brendan "œBeebo" West joined SOTX and became a superstar of abilities.

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December 22, 2016
Carlos Gonzalez finds meaningful tradition in being an SOTX volunteer.

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December 14, 2016
Becca Tuohy's life was changed forever when she joined SOTX and learned to play golf.

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November 29, 2016
Clara Edwards' serendipitous encounter with an SOTX practice led to 25 years as a coach

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October 06, 2016
From Sept. 30- Oct. 2, 16 SOTX golfers and nine Unified Partners from the Greater Dallas area represented the state of Texas at the 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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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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August 29, 2016
Robin Reeves¸ who is a member of SOTX's Family Support Network and serves as the Area 14 Family committee chair, was selected as the winner of last week's Best Shot photo contest for the image (pictured right) submitted for "œBest Unified" photo.

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July 26, 2015
As Special Olympics Texas, along with all disabled Americans across the country celebrate the 25-year anniversary of a groundbreaking bill being signed into law today, 6500 Special Olympics athletes get ready to begin competition at the 2015 Special Olymp

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July 24, 2015
Make plans to tune in to watch the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games LIVE on July 25 at 8 p.m. CT on ESPN, and then keep watching coverage every day during the World Games!

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July 23, 2015
On Thursday, July 23, 44 Texas Roadhouse locations in the State of Texas are participating in Tip-A-Cop Night, a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event for Special Olympics Texas. Local officers across the state will exchange uniforms for aprons and

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July 23, 2015
On Thursday, July 23, 44 Texas Roadhouse locations in the State of Texas are participating in Tip-A-Cop Night, a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event for Special Olympics Texas. Local officers across the state will exchange uniforms for aprons and

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July 19, 2015
Carissa Younkin is a member of the Special Olympics USA Women's Basketball team and she's getting ready to make her way to Los Angeles for the 2015 World Games.

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