Special Olympics Texas Receives Additional $5,000 Grant from Community Foundation of West Texas

Since Feb. 2016, the Community Foundation of West Texas has provided SOTX with $10,000 in grant funds to support programming in Lubbock and the surround South Plains area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2016

LUBBOCK Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) – South Plains Area has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas. The grant will sponsor 33 SOTX athletes over 19 counties in the West Texas area, providing funds for local training and competition opportunities in Lubbock and the surrounding South Plains area.

The Community Foundation of West Texas has been very generous to SOTX during the course of 2016, as it has provided the nonprofit organization $10,000 in grant funds since February. 

The mission of the Community Foundation of West Texas is to improve the quality of life for all people in West Texas through the development of organized philanthropy.

The Community Foundation of West Texas envisions a flourishing West Texas made up of safe, thriving and diverse communities, strengthened by a dynamic and robust nonprofit sector that is critical to our quality of life, and that inspires civic participation through philanthropy.


Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas

800.876.5646, ext. 2925 (office); 267.421.3911 (cell – media only); shelm@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 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 www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX- South Plains Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX17

About Community Foundation of West Texas

Established in 1981, the Lubbock Area Foundation changed its name to the Community Foundation of West Texas in September 2015.  The Foundation is one of more than 700 community foundations in the United States today. It serves the entire Texas South Plains area, offering people a variety of ways to touch their community through philanthropic giving. The Foundation’s professional staff has an in-depth understanding of the issues, opportunities and resources that shape its community. It monitors all areas of community need — including human services, education, the environment, healthcare, the arts and economic development. The Foundation can help you learn more about local agencies and programs that make a difference in areas you care about most. The Community Foundation of West Texas invests in the long term and brings people and organizations together, convening diverse voices to address local issues and opportunities. Our business is building community.