SOTX announces partnership with Charity Miles

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Special Olympics is now an official partner of Charity Miles, a smart phone app that tracks exercise mileage and allows users to raise money for different causes. The app is free and simple to use. Users just launch the app, choose Special Olympics as their preferred charity and either walk, run or cycle. Special Olympics - and Special Olympics Texas - will then earn money for every mile logged. Walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile; cyclists earn 10¢ per mile.

“By working together, we can all become sponsored athletes…just like the pros, but for charity,” said Charity Miles Founder, Gene Gurkoff.  “…And there are a lot more of us than there are pro athletes. So, just imagine how we can change the world.” The Charity Miles app, iPhone and Android compatible, is GPS-enabled and easy to use. Users can track their time, mileage and funds raised for their favorite causes.

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.