Special Olympics Texas Awarded $2,600 Grant from Coastal Bend Community Foundation

Since 2002, the Coastal Bend Community Foundation has contributed $90,100 to SOTX to support athletes in the Corpus Christi area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : September 08, 2016

CORPUS CHRISTI –The Coastal Bend Community Foundation has awarded Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) a $2,600 grant to support athletes in the Corpus Christi area. The grant funds will provide sports programming and training for more than 17 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from the Corpus Christi areas for one full year. Since 2002, the foundation has contributed $90,100 to SOTX, helping the organization continue programming for athletes in the Aransas, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio counties. 

“Our board and donors get great satisfaction from our grant awards knowing that our partnership with organizations like yours [Special Olympics Texas] truly does improve the quality of life in the Coastal Bend,” said Karen Selim, president and CEO of the Coastal Bend Community Foundation. 

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation awards grants annually through a competitive application and review process. Since 1981, the foundation has awarded grants to nonprofit organizations in the Coastal Bend area that have a positive impact on their community.

About Coastal Bend Community Foundation
The Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) is a public charity serving the Coastal Bend region of Texas and is beginning its fourth decade. Over these years, our founders, donors, board members, and staff have worked together to provide millions of dollars in grants and scholarships to the people of this geographical region, while imbuing CBCF with a reputation for honesty, integrity, stewardship and effectiveness. Simply put, thanks to the vision of those leaders who established CBCF in 1981, we are able to: help achieve individual charitable goals, evaluate community needs, make strategic grants to nonprofits, assist students to achieve a higher education through competitive scholarships, steward permanent charitable funds, honor donor intent, increase the size of charitable gifts over time through quality investments and strengthen our region’s nonprofit organizations. CBCF has provided a vehicle for long-term philanthropy for those who wish to broadly support our communities. CBCF serves as our communities’ charitable endowment.

Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas
800.876.5646, ext.2925 (office); 267.421.3911 (cell – media use only); shelm@sotx.org

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.