Area 18 2023 Basketball Competition - Registration Due
Friday, January 27, 2023 to 5:00 PM Central Standard Time

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1509 W Wall Street, Suite 100
Midland, TX 79701

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(806) 939-1631


J'Nette Thorne

Special Olympics Texas - Area 18 will be hosting their 2023 Basketball Competition on February 25, 2022 at the Odessa College 201 W. University Blvd., Odessa TX 79764

Medical Forms for the 2023 Area 18 - Permian Basin/Big Bend Basketball Competition are due Monday, January 16, 2023 by 5 p.m. Medicals can be sent in to Please add your area & delegation code in the subject (i.e 18.TPS).

 Athlete Safety: All athletes must have a current Athlete Medical  on file with the Area SOTX office before they can participate in any practices. If your athletes are missing either of these documents they will not be able to participate in the event. 

Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering for this event or other Special Olympics Texas events, you may email J'Nette Thorne at to request volunteer information. Volunteers that have signed up for any events must present a picture identification card upon registration in order to volunteer for the day.

For More Information on Basketball, Please visit our new and approved SIG page. Here you will find links to rules, entries forms, and so much more! Check it out Now!

SOTX Covid-19 Statement:

Indoor activities, with several safety measures in place, are permitted at Special Olympics Texas. 

The Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Mitigation Committee has made the decision to additionally permit indoor in-person SOTX activities (indoor sports, fundraisers, LETR events, etc.) with several safety modifications in place.  All safety measures found on our training page are required for indoor activities.  

We strongly encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated.

In addition to our strong recommendation of the vaccine, all participants must complete the Covid-19 waiver as well as Athletes having a current Medical on file before their return to activities.   

If any members of a delegation who participated in SOTX practices and/or events test positive for Covid-19, the delegation must quarantine for 14 days before returning to SOTX activities.  Additionally, the individual(s) who tested positive must have a negative test result before returning to SOTX activities.

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