Welcome to the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Media Drive.  Get started with the QUICK FACTS guide featuring our high-impact work across Texas.  

You are permitted to use these images/footage for media coverage of Special Olympics Texas.  You may not use the following images/video/logos for promotional/business purposes without the explicit written permission of SOTX. Remember, when covering Special Olympics Texas:

  • We use “people-first language” - example: refer to people with intellectual disabilities, rather than “intellectually disabled people”
  • Avoid generally referring to SOTX athletes as "kids."  Adults, as well as kids, are Special Olympics Texas athletes.  
  • When covering our programming, please refer to us as Special Olympics Texas (instead of simply "Special Olympics").
  • It is incorrect to refer to SOTX athletes as "Olympians." They are "Special Olympics Texas athletes," "SOTX athletes," or "athletes." 
  • We host hundreds of events per year all across Texas. For a full list of sports offered, please see our SIG page
  • We are not just sports; we also feature programs within Healthy Leap, Unified, LETR (Law Enforcement Torch Run) and so much more!  

Click on your subject matter below for images and video.  

PHOTOS (DOWNLOAD HYPERLINKS) 

SPORTS (VARIOUS) 

ATHLETE SPORTS ACTION PHOTOS (Large folder with Various sports, various dates) 

UNIFIED PHOTOS (Various sports—Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team)

STATEWIDE SPORT EVENTS

2022 SUMMER GAMES PHOTO GALLERY (MAY 2022) 

2022 WINTER GAMES PHOTO GALLERY (JANUARY 2022) 

2019 SUMMER GAMES PHOTO GALLERY (MAY 2019) 

LETR & FUNDRAISING IMAGES

LETR EVENT PHOTOS 2021 (Law Enforcement Torch Run - members of law enforcement, military, and more who support SOTX athletes through volunteering and fundraising.  This link includes candid photos from volunteers at recent events)

FUNDRAISER IMAGES (Breakfast with Champions)

VIDEO (DOWNLOAD HYPERLINKS, YOU MAY EDIT THESE FOR COVERAGE OR PLAY AS SINGLE VIDEOS) 

SUMMER GAMES 2022 B-ROLL (VARIOUS SPORTS INCLUDING TENNIS, CYCLING, TRACK & FIELD, FUNdamental Sports) 

CYCLING, FLOORBALL, POWERLIFTING, AND VOLLEYBALL (FROM WINTER GAMES IN FEBRUARY OF 2022) 

BASKETBALL (UNIFIED) 

SOCCER (CLIP ONLY)

LETR (Law Enforcement Torch Run) LIGHTING OF THE FLAME (2021 B-ROLL FROM SAN ANTONIO TORCH RUN)

BREAKFAST WITH CHAMPIONS FORT WORTH FOOTAGE (2021 INSPIRATIONAL FUNDRAISER WITH ATHLETE SPEECHES)

VIDEO 2: PRE-EDITED VIDEOS (YOUTUBE LINKS)

SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES OFFERED JOBS AT UNITED (2021, Masks worn, heartwarming).  

LIGHTING THE FLAME OF HOPE (2021, Officers across Texas supporting SOTX athletes, uplifting). 

ABOUT US TEXT + Press Release boilerplate

ABOUT US TEXT 

EXAMPLE PRESS RELEASE WITH BOILERPLATE

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES

@specialolympicstx on Facebook: www.facebook.com/specialolympicstx

@specialolympicstx on Instagram: www.instagram.com/specialolympicstx

@SOTexas on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SOTexas

CEO/PRESIDENT BIO

TIM MARTIN PHOTO AND BIO

SOTX LOGO (PERMISSION ONLY) 

Only for those approved by Communications staff (communications@sotx.org).

PNG LOGOS (WEB-FRIENDLY, NOT PRINT-FRIENDLY)  

EPS VECTOR LOGOS 

MISC. 

LIKENESS WAIVER (SOTX staff access only -- includes English and Spanish)