Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation Awards Grant to SOTX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2017


 

HOUSTON – Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has been awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation to help fund training, competitions and programming for athletes in the Greater Houston Area, which serves 9,889 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Since 2001, the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation has awarded SOTX $133,00 in research grants and grants to support athletes in the Greater Houston area. 

SOTX offers sports competition and training in 22 Olympic-style sports for 58,333 athletes across the Lone Star State. The nonprofit organization also offers other types of programming such as its Young Athletes Program, Motor Activities Training Program, Unified Champion Schools and Healthy Athletes. More information on these can be found at www.sotx.org/programs

For more information about SOTX programming in the Greater Houston Area, contact Renee Klovenski (rklovenski@sotx.org) at 713-290-0049.


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 Houston Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX4


About The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation

The Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation has supported more than 1,000 organizations since it was founded in 1965. It has brought meaningful change to communities and individuals through a diverse array of providers – from schools, churches and hospitals to social service, cultural, historical and civic institutions. In recent years the foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $4 million annually. Since the foundation’s inception, it has granted more than 4,200 requests to distribute more than $75 million to organizations in need.