Special Olympics Texas Receives Community Foundation of Abilene Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 24, 2014


Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas

800.876.5646, ext. 2925 (office); 267.421.3911 (cell – media only); shelm@sotx.org


ABILENE – Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) Big Country Area is once again a proud recipient of a grant from the Community Foundation of Abilene. After awarding a $3,100 grant in 2013 to the Abilene area SOTX office, the Community Foundation of Abilene has increased its giving to $5,000 in 2014 to support more than 1,000 SOTX athletes in the area. The grant will help fund local training and competition opportunities. 

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


The Community Foundation of Abilene is a permanent collection of charitable funds supported by the general public and serving the greater Abilene region. The Foundation serves the entire community by raising, managing and distributing funds for charitable purposes. In many cases, contributions are pooled and invested, so that the earnings provide a permanent source of grant monies for general or specific purposes.  Learn more at www.cfabilene.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 51,300 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. Visit the SOTX- Big Country Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX14.

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