Register to Walk Across Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Get ready for the physical fitness challenge of a lifetime: walking across the entire state of Texas in eight weeks.  Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) and Texas AgriLife Extension Service (AgriLife) have partnered for the Walk Across Texas! campaign and invite you to sign up or join a team today.

Teams of eight will raise a dollar per mile walked ($104 per participant).  The goal is for each team to walk 832 miles during the eight-week period while raising the same amount in donations for SOTX.  Walking the entire 832 miles is not required; the challenge can be completed through regular exercise, including swimming, dancing, playing softball, biking, bowling and even gardening.

Participants will be able to check their team’s progress each week as they log their mileage on the Walk Across Texas! website.  The challenge starts as soon as you sign up.  For more information or to register, go to www.sotx.org/walkacrosstexas or contact Cassie Northcutt (cnorthcutt@sotx.org) at 713.290.0049. 

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.