SOTX - Big Country Area Receives Grant from San Angelo Area Foundation

$7,500 grant will assist with programming costs for SOTX athletes in the San Angelo area.


ABILENE – Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) – Big Country Area has received a grant in the amount of $7,500 from the San Angelo Area Foundation. The grant, which is the first contribution the community foundation has presented to SOTX, will assist with programming costs for SOTX athletes in the San Angelo area. 

The San Angelo Area Foundation’s mission is to improve quality of life in the San Angelo area by assisting philanthropic individuals’ aggregate funds to benefit the area. More than 5,000 donors have contributed over $150 million dollars and created more than 300 funds since inception. Over $65 million in grants have been awarded since inception, leaving over $100 million in assets as of 2015, all supporting a wide array of causes in San Angelo and the surrounding area. 

For more information about the San Angelo Area Foundation, visit

SOTX – Big Country Area serves more than 1,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across 24 counties, including San Angelo in Tom Green County. 


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 55,200 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 or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;; Visit the SOTX- Big Country Area Facebook page at


Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas
800.876.5646, ext. 2925 (office); 267.421.3911 (cell – media only);