As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, Special Olympics Texas would like to salute the biggest supporters of all of our athletes – our families!
November 25, 2014
The five Richardson, Texas natives, who will represent Team USA at World Games in Los Angeles next summer, were included in the pregame introductions before the Comets hosted Austin College at UTD Activity Center.
November 24, 2014
Brandon, 13, has been an SOTX athlete for a little over a year and already has been very active in the program. Before moving to Southwest ISD with his family in 2013, Brandon was afraid of playing sports and was overweight. Since starting school at Francis Scobee Middle School, things have changed mightily for Brandon.
November 21, 2014
The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) has tabbed Special Olympics Texas, Austin-based LatinWorks and California-based artist Queenie Liao with a Multicultural Excellence Award for the print division of the "We See Abilities" campaign.
November 19, 2014
Through SOTX Unified Sports, many parents and children are turning their dreams into realities and forging their own parent-child golf duos in Area 10.
November 17, 2014
The University of Texas softball team volunteered at the Central Texas area Bowling Competition at Dart Bowl on Nov. 7, 2014.
November 12, 2014
Area 13's Jared Friemel met his NASCAR hero Kyle Busch, courtesy of his mother, Charlotte, posting a photo on Busch's fan page several months ago. A fellow fan saw the post and made it her mission to make Jared's dream come true in Fort Worth.
November 4, 2014
Area 1 SOTX athletes Joe Cenisero and Milagros Fuentes were crowned Weslaco East High School's homecoming king and queen.
October 29, 2014
Approximately 1,600 athletes, 200 coaches and 1,000 volunteers expected to participate in the 14th annual spectacle.
October 15, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
Greater Houston Area athlete Marcus Gary is featured as "Memorial's Memorable" in the September 2014 issue of Absolutely! Memorial Magazine.
September 4, 2014
September 1, 2014
Thank you for visiting your local Texas Roadhouse in support of SOTX.
August 20, 2014
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 (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
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 (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
SOTX & SOCO unite with FC Dallas and Colorado Rapids of the MLS.
August 5, 2014
Special Olympics Texas reminds me of what is right in this world.
July 25, 2014
Unified soccer teams to take part in special event in Frisco, TX.
July 24, 2014
July 15 has been declared Special Olympics Texas Flag Football Day in Bryan and College Station.
July 17, 2014
8 SOTX athletes gathered in Austin this weekend to learn how to write and present speeches.
July 14, 2014
Typically FX kids are non-verbal and not very social and or interested in being around others. NOT Ryan...
July 11, 2014
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
Team Texas - 154 people strong - arrived home last Saturday carrying a LOT of hardware.
June 27, 2014
Team Texas had been working hard for quite a while, and it shows!
June 20, 2014
Here’s a little recap on the last couple of days.
June 19, 2014
Competition continues at the 2014 USA Games, and Team Texas is seeing a lot of success.
June 18, 2014
Day Two of the USA Games saw Team Texas bring home some serious hardware.
June 17, 2014
One of the biggest side activities at the 2014 USA Games is the trading of state pins.
June 17, 2014
Westworth PD Officer Jeramey Miller is representing Team Texas in New Jersey for the 2014 USA Games.
June 14, 2014
LETR officer Jeramey Miller describes his experience representing Team Texas in the USA Games Torch Run
June 13, 2014
Wish Team Texas good luck as the depart for the 2014 USA Games.
June 12, 2014
LETR officer Jeramey Miller recounts his arrival in New Jersey for the 2014 USA Games
June 12, 2014
"It means meeting new people, having team mates, trying new sports"
June 6, 2014
Jeramey Miller will represent Texas in the Law Enforcement Torch Run leading to the USA Games in New Jersey.
June 4, 2014
With a great Summer Games ended, here's a rewind.
May 27, 2014
We needed to hear more "Cupid Shuffle".
May 25, 2014
For everyone who volunteered during the 2014 Summer Games, you know this to be true.
May 24, 2014
You're guaranteed to hear these songs during Summer Games.
May 16, 2014
When some people see Special Olympics Texas athletes, they see disabilities. This is what we see.
May 15, 2014
Thank you to all of our Special Olympics Texas moms.
May 9, 2014
“I try to make it as much fun for the student body and the teachers as possible."
May 7, 2014
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
You have to see these images from our new "See Abilities" campaign.
April 13, 2014
Team Red White and Blue is already becoming a force in the Special Olympics Texas volunteer ranks.
April 10, 2014
High school student Emily Slagle wrote how Special Olympics Texas impacted her life for her college application.
April 8, 2014
“I think it's important to be able to provide an opportunity to help these athletes develop and improve as riders"
April 8, 2014
Officers camp out on Krispy Kreme rooftops until donations come in allowing them to climb down.
March 27, 2014
15 people with Down Syndrome speak to a mom whose baby was diagnosed
March 21, 2014
Women ages 20-59 can enter to be featured in People.com's Most Beautiful issue.
March 20, 2014
SOTX athletes and the Deer Park HS basketball team up for annual game
March 20, 2014
The top 10 Best things we saw at Winter Games this year!
February 19, 2014
What an exciting year we have had here at Special Olympics Texas!
January 27, 2014
I volunteer and donate a lot because helping others keeps me grounded and focused on the things in life that matter.
January 27, 2014
Julia Gomez is an awesome athlete from the Laredo area.
January 15, 2014
Jacob Suarez is an athlete in San Antonio that has done great things with SOTX.
January 15, 2014
Winter Games is January 30 – February 2.
January 6, 2014
Mitchell Stephens is an outstanding SOTX competitor from the Heart of Texas area.
January 1, 2014
Claire Elliott is a courageous athlete from the Panhandle area.
December 30, 2013
Twenty-two frosty fans plunged into the icy waters of Lubbock to support South Plains area athletes.
December 27, 2013
Clyde Jones is an adventurous athlete from the Golden Triangle area.
December 25, 2013
Ariana Sanchez participates in bowling and athletics events in the Laredo area.
December 23, 2013
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
As told by Shirley L. Johnson, Ruben's mother
December 18, 2013
Special Olympics is now an official partner of Charity Miles.
December 13, 2013
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
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
The Community Foundation of Abilene collects, invests and administers charitable endowments for the benefit of our community.
December 4, 2013
Nominate someone for Hill Day 2014.
December 2, 2013