SOTX Awarded $7,500 Grant from Coastal Bend Community Foundation

Since 2002, the Coastal Bend Community Foundation has contributed $106,100 to SOTX to support athletes in Corpus Christi.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2017


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –The Coastal Bend Community Foundation has awarded Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) a $7,500 grant to support athletes in the Corpus Christi area. The grant funds will provide sports programming and training for 50 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from the Corpus Christi area in 2017. Since 2002, the foundation has contributed $106,100 to SOTX, helping the organization continue programming for athletes in the Aransas, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties. 

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process. Since 1981, the foundation has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations in the Coastal Bend area that have a positive impact on their community. 

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 Corpus Christi and the South Texas Area, contact Alice Fulton-Garza (agarza@sotx.org) at 361-857-5679.


MEDIA CONTACT:
Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas
800.876.5646, ext.2925 (office); 267.421.3911 (cell – media use 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