Special Olympics Texas Cancels Three of Four Events at the Statewide Fall Classic Competition

Due to Weather, Bocce, Golf, & Softball Gets Cancelled

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : October 16, 2018

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Bryan/College Station – Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) has decided that due to inclement weather, field conditions, and safety concerns, all outdoor events have been cancelled which includes Bocce, Golf, and Softball. The Aquatics competition will still take place as planned. Ellie Moulds, the Director of Competition and Games stated, “our first concern is for the safety of our athletes, coaches, and volunteers.”


Unfortunately, Healthy Athletes and Athlete Village must also be canceled.


Registration for games has been moved to the Courtyard Marriott located at 3939 HWY 6 South in College Station from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The Opening Ceremonies and Celebration Dance will still be held at a new location, the Brazos Center located at 3232 Briarcrest Dr in Bryan, TX.


For more details about the 2018 Fall Classic, visit www.sotx.org/fallclassic or contact Thomas Jones (tjones@sotx.org) at 512.491.2965.

Thomas Jones – Marketing & Communications Director, Special Olympics Texas
512.491.2965 (office); 737.333.6756 (cell – media only); tjones@sotx.org


Ellie Moulds – Director of Competition and Games, Special Olympics Texas
512.491.2943 (office); 737.230.6331 (cell – media only); emoulds@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.