Area 1 Spring Games
Friday, April 21, 2023 to Saturday, April 22, 2023

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Bill Pate Stadium
918 E Pirate Dr
Hidalgo, TX 78557

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Lauro Garza

Special Olympics Texas Rio Grande Valley Area (Area 1) has the latest for the Athletics Competition known as the Spring Games 2023. 

Hidalgo ISD has accepted to be the host site for 2023!!

 2023 Spring Games will be held on Friday, April 21st - Saturday, April 22nd
at Bill Pate Stadium in Hidalgo, TX.


Athlete Safety: All athletes must have a current Athlete Registration Form, Athlete Medical, on file with the Area SOTX Office before they may participate in any practice. If your athletes are missing ANY of these documents they are ineligible to participate in the event.

Volunteers: Our events may not be as successful as possible without the awesome individuals who give of their time to be of assistance with our events. The online registration is available now through April 19th, so please follow the 'Register' icon to view the different shifts across the two days for 2023 Spring Games. Thank you in advance!!

All eligible individuals will be heated by age, gender, and ability for the games across the two-day event, Friday, April 21, 2023 and Saturday, April 22, 2023!!   

The following events will be taken place on Friday, April 21st:
Traditional/Unified Relays; 400M/800M Walks/Runs; 100M Walk; 50M Walk; 50M Wheelchair Race/Slalom; 30M Motorized Slalom; 30M Wheelchair Obstacle; 25M Walk/Run; 25M Assisted Race/Walk; 10M Assisted Walk; Tennis Ball Throw; Softball Throw; Turbo Jav; Standing/Running Long Jump; Shotput

The following events will be taken place on Saturday, April 22nd:
200M Run; 100M Run; 50M Run; Tennis Ball Throw; Softball Throw; Turbo Jav; Standing/Running Long Jump/ Shotput

There will be a concession available, under the supervision Hidalgo Early College High School, and will be located on the Home side of the stadium, while the Visitor Side concession stand will be for the Hidalgo ECHS Trainer/Nurse (Medical) Hub station for the Games.

The Spring Games hotline for any questions or concerns, please feel free to call 956-379-7721. For More Information on Athletics, please visit our new and approved Sports Information Guide (SIG) page. Here you will find links to rules, registration forms, and so much more! Check it out now!