Special Olympics Texas Receives $5,000 Grant from Austin Community Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017


AUSTIN – Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) – Central Texas Area has received a $5,000 grant from the Austin Community Foundation. The grant will sponsor 33 SOTX athletes in the Central Texas Area, providing funds for local training and competition opportunities.

“We are very grateful for the support and generosity of the Austin Community Foundation,” said SOTX President & CEO Margaret Larsen. “These funds will literally help Special Olympics Texas change lives for athletes and their families across the Central Texas Area.”

The mission of the Austin Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy in Central Texas to improve the quality of life for all, for today and for the future.

SOTX – Central Texas Area serves more than 4,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across 18 counties.


MEDIA CONTACT:
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 58,300 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- Central Texas Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX13


About the Austin Community Foundation
The Austin Community Foundation fosters an ecosystem of philanthropy to create meaningful change in Austin. We do so by providing efficient and effective giving tools for donors, strategic grants for nonprofits, impact investing options and collaborative leadership around the most pressing needs in our community. Through the generosity and vision of our donors, past and present, we granted more than $20 million last year, mostly through donor advised funds. Founded in 1977, we are the third largest charitable foundation in Central Texas by grants distributed. Through our long-term investment strategies, we create assets for tomorrow while building a community of givers today. http://www.austincf.org