November 29, 2012 | Updated: January 29, 2019

By Ramonica Jones


Special Olympics Texas athletes will join the 210 members of Special Olympics Team USA for the first time in New York for Special Olympics Team USA’s official training camp, prior to their participation in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in the Republic of Korea. The Games will take place January 29-February 5, 2013. Special Olympics Team USA is comprised of 151 athletes, 44 coaches, four medical personnel, and management team members from throughout the United States. Training camp is December 10-14 in Albany and Lake Placid, New York.

Central Texas area athletes Cory Gentry and Alex Miller will compete in figure skating. Thirty year old Gentry is a member of the Hill Country Stars team.  She started competing with SOTX in 2006 and also participates in basketball, soccer, softball and bowling, just to name a few sports. Twenty-three year old Miller joined SOTX in 1997 and competes with the Hill Country Stars and Chaparral Ice Diamond Spurs as an aquatics, powerlifting and tennis competitor. 

For more information on Special Olympics Team USA, go to www.specialolympicsteamusa.org.

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