SOTX Awarded $3,000 Grant from Community Foundation of West Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : December 14, 2017

LUBBOCK, Texas –The Community Foundation of West Texas has awarded Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) a $3,000 grant to support athletes in the South Plains area. The grant funds will provide sports programming and training for 30 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from the South Plains area in 2017.


Established in 1981, the Community Foundation of West Texas is a regional philanthropic entity created by and for the people of the Texas South Plains region. The Community Foundation exists to improve quality of life in this region by helping area donors give in ways that make an enduring impact on their community. In 2015, the Community Foundation and its affiliates awarded more than $1.7 million in grants and scholarships, funding projects of hundreds of nonprofit organizations, schools and government agencies. Visit to learn more.


SOTX offers sports competition and training in 22 Olympic-style sports for 58,333 athletes across the Lone Star State. The nonprofit organization also offers other types of programming such as its Young Athletes Program, Motor Activities Training Program, Unified Champion Schools and Healthy Athletes. More information on these can be found at


For more information about SOTX programming in the South Plains Area, contact Ashley Pena ( at 806.788.1540.

Tela Mange – Marketing & Communications VP, Special Olympics Texas
800.876.5646, ext.2928 (office); 512.589.7209 (cell – media use only);

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 or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;;