State Softball Competition is Oct. 24-26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes from across the state are gearing up for Fall Classic, October 24-26.  More than 450 athletes from 33 teams will compete in softball events at Carl Barton, Jr. Park in Conroe. 

Sporting events will be held Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and wrapping at 5:00 p.m. on both days. Opening Ceremonies is set for 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Lone Star Convention and Expo Center, and will feature the Parade of Athletes, reciting of the Athlete Oath and the inspiring lighting of the torch.  Immediately following, athletes will cut loose at the Celebration Dance held in their honor.  All events are free to attend and open to the public. 

Calling all volunteers!  Click here for online registration.  No previous sports experience is needed and there is a place for everyone.  Call 800.876.5646 for more information. 

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

Gold Sponsor:
Southwest Dairy Farmers


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.