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Volleyball, basketball, athletics (track and field) and bowling – sheesh! Lisa Marie Flores seems to do it all. The 20-year-old athlete from Harlandale High School joined SOTX in 2000 and has earned medals in each one of her sports. Even though competing keeps her busy all year round, Flores makes time to dedicate herself to others. She volunteers with S.A.U.V.E., an organization that helps clean up the community. She also sells concessions at her school and wraps gifts when the holidays roll around.
When she’s not competing with SOTX or volunteering around town, Flores is the manager for the H.H.S. varsity volleyball and soccer teams. She volunteers wherever the teams need her and assists the coaches at practices and games. Being a fellow athlete motivates Flores to be as supportive as she can for the players. She always encourages them to have a positive attitude whether they win or lose.
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.