SOTX to Host 2014 Fall Classic in Bryan/College Station

Approximately 1,600 athletes, 200 coaches and 1,000 volunteers expected to participate in the 14th annual spectacle.
October 15, 2014

#WellnessWednesday: Liberty Hill Elementary Begins Walk Across Texas

Liberty Hill Elementary School is off and walking for a good cause! The Central Texas school is the first of the 2014-15 academic year to take part in Walk Across Texas, a Special Olympics Texas fundraiser that supports more than 51,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Lone Star State.
October 1, 2014

Training Builds SOTX Champions

Since August, every athlete that will jump in the pool or take the field during the weekend of October 16-18 in Aggieland, has been going through a challenging process—training.
October 1, 2014

Athlete Profile: Brittany Wirkman

For the last four years, Brittany Wirkman has participated in Special Olympics through Allen High School. The Greater Dallas area athlete competes in aquatics, volleyball and basketball.
September 24, 2014

LETR Hosts International Conference

The international Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Conference was held in New Orleans earlier this month. The Texas Torch Runners raised approximately $1,265,000 in 2013!
September 19, 2014

Out in the Field: Tennis Mini-Camp for Area 13 Athletes

During July and early August, The Dan Weger Tennis Center at Balcones Country Club, (located in NW Austin) sponsored another outstanding Summer Tennis Mini-Camp Clinic for the Special Olympics Texas athletes.
September 15, 2014

Baylor Football Honors Area 12 Athletes of the Year

Michael Englert and Rachel Brogden were honored for their SOTX awards on the field of McLane Stadium during a break in play.
September 11, 2014

Area 4's Marcus Gary Shares Story in Latest Absolutely! Memorial Magazine

Greater Houston Area athlete Marcus Gary is featured as "Memorial's Memorable" in the September 2014 issue of Absolutely! Memorial Magazine.
September 4, 2014

LETR T-Shirt Spottings


September 1, 2014

July Tip A Cop Raises Record-Breaking Funds for SOTX

Thank you for visiting your local Texas Roadhouse in support of SOTX.
August 20, 2014

H.E.B. Holds Diversity Champions Meeting at SOTX Chapter Board Room

On Thursday afternoon, a large representation of H.E.B.'s Diversity Champions gathered at the SOTX Chapter office in Austin. Chad Tywater, a member of the SOTX Board of Directors, co-hosted the meeting with Nichole Valdez.
August 15, 2014

Meet in the Middle endorsed by TASC for third consecutive year

Meet in the Middle (MiM), the SOTX Project UNIFY program with more than 120 participating schools, received news from the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) Board of Directors that is sure to boost its reputation and help the program grow even more. On Monday, TASC officially announced that MiM has been endorsed as a partner/project for academic year 2014-15, the seventh year of Project UNIFY.
August 12, 2014

FC Dallas SOTX defeats Colorado Rapids SOCO, 2-0

A pair of second-half goals by Jacob Hill and Scott McIlhenny lifted the FC Dallas Special Olympics Texas squad to a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids Special Olympics Colorado team on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium. Hill broke the scoreless tie in the 32nd minute before McIlhenny registered an insurance tally in the 39th minute. The game was played as part of the partnership between Special Olympics and MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative.
August 11, 2014

Meet In The Middle Hosts Unified Sports Demo

Meet in the Middle (MiM) facilitators and Unified pairs of Youth Leaders participated in a the three-day Meet in the Middle Leadership Conference in Austin last weekend. A Unified Sports demo highlighted Saturday's events. Participants got hands-on experience with Unified Sports, one of three core components of Project UNIFY.
August 6, 2014

Special Olympics Texas and Special Olympics Colorado Get Ready For A Rematch

SOTX & SOCO unite with FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids of the MLS.
August 5, 2014

Out in the Field: Robert Harmon

Special Olympics Texas reminds me of what is right in this world.
July 25, 2014

Special Event on August 9 with SOTX and FC Dallas

Unified soccer teams to take part in special event in Frisco, TX.
July 24, 2014

Team Texas Unified Flag Football Day

July 15 has been declared Special Olympics Texas Flag Football Day in Bryan and College Station.
July 17, 2014

Say Hello to our Newest Global Messengers!

8 SOTX athletes gathered in Austin this weekend to learn how to write and present speeches.
July 14, 2014

Out in the Field: Ryan Robinette

Typically FX kids are non-verbal and not very social and or interested in being around others. NOT Ryan...
July 11, 2014

Out in the Field: Anthony Campise

Special Olympics has helped me learn to truly care for people with intellectual disabilities as if they were my brothers and sisters.
July 3, 2014

2014 USA Games

Team Texas - 154 people strong - arrived home last Saturday carrying a LOT of hardware.
June 27, 2014

Medal Count Update

Team Texas had been working hard for quite a while, and it shows!
June 20, 2014

Final Leg Wrap Up

Here’s a little recap on the last couple of days.
June 19, 2014

Day Three: Team Texas Collecting Some Serious Hardware

Competition continues at the 2014 USA Games, and Team Texas is seeing a lot of success.
June 18, 2014

Pin It To Win It

One of the biggest side activities at the 2014 USA Games is the trading of state pins.
June 17, 2014

2014 USA Games Day Two: Wow!

Day Two of the USA Games saw Team Texas bring home some serious hardware.
June 17, 2014

Another Day, More Law Enforcement Torch Runs

Westworth PD Officer Jeramey Miller is representing Team Texas in New Jersey for the 2014 USA Games.
June 14, 2014

USA Games Torch Run

LETR officer Jeramey Miller describes his experience representing Team Texas in the USA Games Torch Run
June 13, 2014

We've Arrived

LETR officer Jeramey Miller recounts his arrival in New Jersey for the 2014 USA Games
June 12, 2014

Team Texas is Flying to New Jersey

Wish Team Texas good luck as the depart for the 2014 USA Games.
June 12, 2014

What Special Olympics Means to Me

"It means meeting new people, having team mates, trying new sports"
June 6, 2014

Westworth Village Police Officer Will Carry the Torch at USA Games

Jeramey Miller will represent Texas in the Law Enforcement Torch Run leading to the USA Games in New Jersey.
June 4, 2014

Recap: Summer Games 2014

With a great Summer Games ended, here's a rewind.
May 27, 2014

Here's A Wrap-Up Of Athlete Village

We needed to hear more "Cupid Shuffle".
May 25, 2014

5 Things All Summer Games Volunteers Witnessed

For everyone who volunteered during the 2014 Summer Games, you know this to be true.
May 24, 2014

Top 10 most requested songs during Summer Games

You're guaranteed to hear these songs during Summer Games.
May 16, 2014

Video: 2014 Summer Games - We See Abilities

When some people see Special Olympics Texas athletes, they see disabilities. This is what we see.
May 15, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Thank you to all of our Special Olympics Texas moms.
May 9, 2014

Penny Drives Make Cents

“I try to make it as much fun for the student body and the teachers as possible."
May 7, 2014

Guns vs. Hoses

Whoever raised the most money for Area 12 got the honor of throwing a pie in the face of the not so lucky, “loser”!
April 14, 2014

We See Abilities

You have to see these images from our new "See Abilities" campaign.
April 13, 2014

Team Red, White & Blue and SOTX

Team Red White and Blue is already becoming a force in the Special Olympics Texas volunteer ranks.
April 10, 2014

Emily Slagle's Special Olympics Texas Essay

High school student Emily Slagle wrote how Special Olympics Texas impacted her life for her college application.
April 8, 2014

SMU Women's Equestrian Team Volunteers at Area 10 Equestrian Competition

“I think it's important to be able to provide an opportunity to help these athletes develop and improve as riders"
April 8, 2014

LETR Cops on Top at Krispy Kreme

Officers camp out on Krispy Kreme rooftops until donations come in allowing them to climb down.
March 27, 2014

#DearFutureMom video on World Down Syndrome Day

15 people with Down Syndrome speak to a mom whose baby was diagnosed
March 21, 2014

"We're all Deer Park"

SOTX athletes and the Deer Park HS basketball team up for annual game
March 20, 2014

PEOPLE magazine's Most Beautiful Issue

Women ages 20-59 can enter to be featured in People.com's Most Beautiful issue.
March 20, 2014

Top 10 Things We Saw at Winter Games

The top 10 Best things we saw at Winter Games this year!
February 19, 2014

Going the Distance

I volunteer and donate a lot because helping others keeps me grounded and focused on the things in life that matter.
January 27, 2014

President's Message

What an exciting year we have had here at Special Olympics Texas!
January 27, 2014

Meet Jacob Suarez

Jacob Suarez is an athlete in San Antonio that has done great things with SOTX.
January 15, 2014

Meet Julia Gomez

Julia Gomez is an awesome athlete from the Laredo area.
January 15, 2014

Volunteer at Winter Games 2014

Winter Games is January 30 – February 2.
January 6, 2014

Meet Mitchell Stephens

Mitchell Stephens is an outstanding SOTX competitor from the Heart of Texas area.
January 1, 2014

Meet Claire Elliott

Claire Elliott is a courageous athlete from the Panhandle area.
December 30, 2013

Lubbock supporters plunge for proceeds

Twenty-two frosty fans plunged into the icy waters of Lubbock to support South Plains area athletes.
December 27, 2013

Meet Clyde Jones

Clyde Jones is an adventurous athlete from the Golden Triangle area.
December 25, 2013

Meet Ariana Sanchez

Ariana Sanchez participates in bowling and athletics events in the Laredo area.
December 23, 2013

Girl Scout Troop Adopts SOTX Team

Greater Dallas area Girl Scouts adopted the Notre Dame Saints and Stars Volleyball Team and focused on health awareness through exercise and nutrition.
December 20, 2013

Ruben's Story

As told by Shirley L. Johnson, Ruben's mother
December 18, 2013

SOTX partners with Charity Miles

Special Olympics is now an official partner of Charity Miles.
December 13, 2013

Retired Police Chief Honored for LETR Work

The Highland Park City Council recognized retired chief Darrell Fant for his recent selection for the Texas Law Enforcement Torch Run Hall of Fame.
December 9, 2013

Special IRA Gifts to Expire December 31

Did you know that Congress reinstated a law that allows you to give a gift from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Special Olympics Texas without having to pay income taxes on the money?
December 6, 2013

SOTX receives grant from Community Foundation of Abilene

The Community Foundation of Abilene collects, invests and administers charitable endowments for the benefit of our community.
December 4, 2013

Save the Date: U.S. Capitol Hill Day is March 12

Nominate someone for Hill Day 2014.
December 2, 2013

Meet Andrea Martinez

Andrea Martinez is a bocce, bowling, basketball, rollerskating and athletics competitor in the South Plains area.
November 27, 2013

Meet Maddy Davidson

Maddy Davidson is an athletics and aquatics athlete from the Heart of East Texas area.
November 25, 2013

SOTX Featured at NIRSA

Athletes live and play Unified at NIRSA in Maryland.
November 18, 2013

Thank you, Houston Superheroes!

Thank you, for going Over The Edge in Houston.
November 18, 2013

Meet Meredith McBrayer

Meredith McBrayer is a San Antonio area athlete who competes in bowling, aquatics and cycling.
November 13, 2013

SOTX Welcomes Military Families

Special Olympics Texas has begun an effort to support our military families who have family members with intellectual disabilities.
November 8, 2013

Meet Cindy Longoria


November 8, 2013

Meet Janelle King


November 6, 2013

Meet Johnathan Aguilar

Johnathan Aguilar is a bowling and athletics athlete from the Laredo area.
November 4, 2013

Spend your Veterans Day volunteering with SOTX

The Central Texas area will host its area-wide bowling competition, November 10-13, in Austin.
October 31, 2013

Meet Nicole Goodson

Heart of East Texas Area athlete stays busy year-round with bocce, bowling, basketball and athletics events.
October 28, 2013

Meet Clay Kimbrough

Kimbrough looks forward to going for the gold and making his family proud.
October 25, 2013