Get Ready for Spring Games in Beaumont

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Ready, set, spring!  The Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) – Golden Triangle area Spring Games is April 13 in Beaumont.  Athletes will compete in athletics (track and field) and basketball events and star in an inspiring Opening Ceremonies before the Games begin. 

Opening Ceremonies is at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, immediately followed by track and field competitions at 10:45 a.m. at Ty Terrell Track Stadium on the Lamar University campus.  Athletes will go for the gold in wheelchair races, softball throws and long jump events throughout the day.  At 1:30 p.m., the basketball competition will begin at the Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary gymnasium. Spring Games will wrap at 3:00 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to encourage our athletes and be fans in the stands at the Games.  Help is also needed to set-up and break down the facility, assist with judging, scoring, results and awards.  If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Hannah Meek (hmeek@sotx.org) at 409.833.1363.

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.