There are many benefits to participating as an athlete with Special Olympics Texas:
To compete in Special Olympics, a person must be at least eight years old. Children at the age of six may begin a training program, but are not able to compete until the age of eight. A person must also be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following:
Ian Rawn Carried the Olympic Torch in 1996
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.
Ian Rawn Places 4th in Figure Skating at World Games in Austria
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 Ceremony.
Ian Rawn Featured on ESPN's SportsCenter
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.
Area 9's Laurie Martin Named Statewide Trainer of the Year
September 29, 2016
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) officially announced its statewide 2016 Volunteer Awards on Thursday afternoon. Among the five recipients, Laurie Martin (Saint Jo) has been named the Trainer of the Year.
Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
To the fullest extent permitted by law, Special Olympics Texas prohibits concealed handguns, open carry of handguns, and all weapons (other types of guns, knives, etc.) at Special Olympics Texas practices, competitions, offices, events and functions.