Special Olympics Texas to Announce Findings of Comprehensive Research Study at Texas State Capitol on Tuesday

Together, Special Olympics Texas and researchers at UMass Boston, have completed the nation’s largest study of its kind on Special Olympics Texas athletes and their families.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 23, 2017


WHO:

Special Olympics Texas (SOTX)…

WHAT:

SOTX President & CEO Margaret Larsen will release the findings of a comprehensive study conducted on Special Olympics Texas athletes and their families. With more than 300 athletes and 2,000 family members surveyed, this study is the largest of its kind to date in the United States. The study, conducted by the Center for Social Development and Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston, revealed some impressive findings, which will help Special Olympics Texas enhance its program for its athletes and families moving forward.

WHEN:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Texas State Capitol  - Speaker’s Committee Room (2W.6)

WHY:

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 @SOTexas; Facebook fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; YouTube youtube.com/specialolympicstexas


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