Get into Action on EKS Day!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) – Heart of East Texas area is rounding up its competitors for an Area Bocce Competition on September 28.  The competition kicks off with Opening Ceremonies at 8:00 a.m. and wraps at 5:30 p.m. at Carl Barton, Jr. Park, located at 2500 S. Loop 336 E. 

September 28 also marks the world’s fourth 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!  For more information, contact Rachell Baldwin (rbaldwin@sotx.org) at 936.756.6906. 

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 44,500 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.