Volunteer Shifts Now Open for 2016 Special Olympics Texas Summer Games in Arlington

It will take more than 3,750 people to assist with running the organization’s largest annual statewide event from May 26-29.



AUSTIN – Volunteer registration for Special Olympics Texas’ largest annual statewide competition, Summer Games, is now open. The event, now in its 47th year, will feature 3,000-plus athletes with intellectual disabilities competing in one of seven sports from May 26-29 on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington and at other nearby venues. It will take more 3,750 volunteers to run seven competitions and assist in many other capacities. Those interested and able to provide support can sign up at www.sotx.org/summergames and click the ‘Volunteer’ tab

During the competition weekend, athletes will compete in Track & Field, Basketball, Cycling, Gymnastics, Soccer, or Tennis.

For additional information or with help registering for a volunteer shift, contact Judy Yoshimaru at volunteer@sotx.org or call 800.876.5646.

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 @SOTexasfb.com/SpecialOlympicsTXyoutube.com/specialolympicstexas

Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas

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