Special Olympics Texas - Area 17 will be hosting their 2023 Basketball Competition on Saturday, February 18th at Frenship High School.
Medical Forms & COVID-19 Waivers for the Area 17 2023 Basketball Competition are due Friday, December 30th, by 5 p.m. Medicals can be sent to Abby Scott at email@example.com. Please add your area & delegation code in the subject (i.e 17.VTC).
Athlete Safety: All athletes must have a current Athlete Medical and COVID Waiver 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 Abby Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers that have signed up for any events must present a picture identification card upon registration in order to volunteer for the day.
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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.
When not in the field of play, all participants (including spectators and family members) must wear a mask and practice social distancing. High fives and other contact mannerisms should be avoided. Additionally, the Mitigation Committee and Regional Executive Directors can pause upcoming activities at any time if they feel a certain area may have an unusually unsafe uprise in local COVID-19 cases.
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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