Special Olympics Texas Receives $3,000 Grant from Wells Fargo



EL PASO –  Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) has received a $3,000 grant from Wells Fargo to help fund training, competitions and programming for athletes in the Greater El Paso Area.

Wells Fargo makes contributions in areas it deems important to the future of our nation's vitality and success. The company’s first priority is to support programs and organizations whose chief purpose is to benefit low-and moderate-income individuals and families. Wells Fargo looks for projects that keep its communities strong, diverse, and vibrant.

SOTX offers sports competition and training in 22 Olympic-style sports for 2,307 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Greater El Paso Area. The nonprofit organization also offers other types of programming such as its Young Athletes Program, Motor Activities Training Program and Healthy Athletes. More information on these can be found at www.sotx.org/programs.  

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 El Paso Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX19

About Wells Fargo
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