Texas Figure Skaters are South Korea Bound

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



The Miller and Gentry families are all smiles after figure skating practice at Chaparral Ice Northcross

Two Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes from the Austin area have been selected for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.  Alex Miller and Cory Gentry will compete in individual figure skating.  They are the only Texans selected for Team USA.

Gentry and Miller will join 149 other members of Team USA at the World Winter Games, January 29 – February 5, 2013.  They’ll compete alongside 3,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world.  The Games will feature seven Olympic sporting events, including alpine skiing, snowboarding and floor hockey.

Thirty year old Gentry is a member of the Hill Country Stars team.  She started competing with SOTX in 2006 and also participates in basketball, soccer, softball and bowling, just to name a few sports. Twenty-two year old Miller joined SOTX in 1997 and competes with the Hill Country Stars and Chaparral Ice Diamond Spurs as an aquatics, powerlifting and tennis competitor. 

South Korea may be half a world away but you can still keep up with photos, results and other World Games info at fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX, youtube.com/specialolympicstexas and on Twitter @SOTexas.  You may also visit the athletes' fundraising pages at http://sotx.convio.net/goto/corygentry and http://sotx.convio.net/goto/alexmiller.

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.

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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.