Get Ready for Spring Games in Fort Worth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


More than 1,200 athletes competing in athletics (track and field) and soccer will participate in a range of events at the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) - Greater Fort Worth Area Spring Games.  The two-day event will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on April 19 at The University of Texas at Arlington with afternoon competitions, followed by a spectacular Opening Ceremonies at 6:50 p.m. 

All track and field competitions will be held at UTA’s Maverick Stadium, located at 1309 W. Mitchell Drive, with soccer being held just across the street at the UTA Intramural Fields.  The Games will continue on April 20 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We need volunteers to cheer on our athletes as fans in the stands during the Games; no sports experience is necessary, just a great attitude and a lot of enthusiasm!  For more information or to register, contact the Greater Fort Worth Area office at 817.332.3433.

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.