Special Olympics Texas Receives Additional $5,000 Grant from Community Foundation of West Texas

Since Feb. 2016, the Community Foundation of West Texas has provided SOTX with $10,000 in grant funds to support programming in Lubbock and the surround South Plains area.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 18, 2016

LUBBOCK Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) – South Plains Area has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of West Texas. The grant will sponsor 33 SOTX athletes over 19 counties in the West Texas area, providing funds for local training and competition opportunities in Lubbock and the surrounding South Plains area.

The Community Foundation of West Texas has been very generous to SOTX during the course of 2016, as it has provided the nonprofit organization $10,000 in grant funds since February. 

The mission of the Community Foundation of West Texas is to improve the quality of life for all people in West Texas through the development of organized philanthropy.

The Community Foundation of West Texas envisions a flourishing West Texas made up of safe, thriving and diverse communities, strengthened by a dynamic and robust nonprofit sector that is critical to our quality of life, and that inspires civic participation through philanthropy.


Steve Helm – Public Relations Coordinator, Special Olympics Texas

800.876.5646, ext. 2925 (office); 267.421.3911 (cell – media 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.