Special Olympics Texas Receives $5,000 Grant from Austin Community Foundation


AUSTIN – Special Olympics Texas’ (SOTX) – Central Texas Area has received a $5,000 grant from the Austin Community Foundation. The grant will sponsor 33 SOTX athletes in the Central Texas Area, providing funds for local training and competition opportunities.

“We are very grateful for the support and generosity of the Austin Community Foundation,” said SOTX President & CEO Margaret Larsen. “These funds will literally help Special Olympics Texas change lives for athletes and their families across the Central Texas Area.”

The mission of the Austin Community Foundation is to promote philanthropy in Central Texas to improve the quality of life for all, for today and for the future.

SOTX – Central Texas Area serves more than 4,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across 18 counties.

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.