Spring into the Panhandle for Game Day!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Panhandle will become a powerhouse of athletes as the 2012 Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Spring Games gets underway!  SOTX will host the event beginning at 8:00 a.m. on May 5 at Boy’s Ranch, located on Highway 385 just northwest of Amarillo. 

The highly-anticipated competition will kick off with an exciting Opening Ceremonies featuring SOTX competitors.  Immediately following, athletes will take to the field for athletics (track and field) and bocce events.  The Games will wrap up around 5:00 p.m.

Grab your sunscreen, sunglasses and a cool summer drink and come watch our athletes in action.  If you or your organization would like to volunteer at this year’s Spring Games, please contact Megan Spivey (mspivey@sotx.org) in the Panhandle area office at 806.374.7171.

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 44,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.

 Co-Sponsors:
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Food Town, H-E-B Tournament of Champions
Charitable Trust and the Law Enforcement Torch Run


Ramonica Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Special Olympics Texas
rjones@sotx.org


About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.