SOTX Names Male Athlete of the Year (15-21)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has selected Brennan O’Donnell as its 2012 Male Athlete of the Year (15-21) award winner.

O’Donnell is an aquatics, bowling, basketball, athletics (track and field), golf and powerlifting athlete from Round Rock.  He joined the movement in 1999 and serves the organization as a Global Messenger and member of the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs). When O’Donnell is not going for the gold at a SOTX competition, he serves his community as an Eagle Scout. 

The Male Athlete of the Year award is presented to the individual who represents the SOTX movement both on and off the field with pride, strength and humility.  On October 26, Special Olympics Texas will present the award to O’Donnell for his achievements and recognize him at Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Fall Classic in Bryan/College Station.

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.