Go Green in Houston on EKS Day!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) – Greater Houston area is rounding up its competitors for a regional bocce tournament on September 22.  The competition kicks off with Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. and wraps at 5:00 p.m. at The Kinkaid School, located at 201 Kinkaid School Drive in Houston. 

September 22 also marks the world’s third Eunice Kennedy Shriver (EKS) Day, named in honor of the founder of the Special Olympics movement!  EKS Day is a celebration of Shriver’s life and a global challenge for people to promote inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities.  On EKS Day, Special Olympics Texas will present a proclamation from Governor Rick Perry in honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her lifetime commitment to Special Olympics.  Also, SOTX asks that all event attendees wear green in solidarity.  In the EKS logo, the color green represents growth and signifies Special Olympics’ ever-growing movement and the growing number of lives that it has changed.

Come out and support our athletes as they compete for the gold!  You or your organization may also volunteer at this event by contacting Cody Meredith (cmeredith@sotx.org) at 713.290.0049. 

To learn more about EKS Day and the life and legacy of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, go to www.eksday.org or www.eunicekennedyshriver.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 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.