Special Olympics Texas Receives $15,000 Grant from Bell Helicopter

Funds will support 100 athletes in the Greater Fort Worth Area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2017


 

AUSTIN –  Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has received a $15,000 grant from Bell Helicopter that will sponsor 100 SOTX athletes in the Greater Fort Worth Area. The grant will help fund local trainings, competitions and programming during the 2017 fiscal year. Bell Helicopter has also committed to provide volunteers for the upcoming SOTX Greater Fort Worth Area Spring Games on April 21 at Maverick Stadium, on the campus of The University of Texas at Arlington. 

As a responsible corporate citizen, Bell Helicopter is committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that align with its strategic business goals and that make a positive impact on the well-being, development and quality of life of the people in its local communities and beyond.


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- Greater Fort Worth Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX11.


About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.