SOTX Awarded $7,500 Grant from Coastal Bend Community Foundation

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 08, 2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –The Coastal Bend Community Foundation has awarded Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) a $7,500 grant to support athletes in the Corpus Christi area. The grant funds will provide sports programming and training for 50 children and adults with intellectual disabilities from the Corpus Christi area in 2018.

The Coastal Bend Community Foundation was incorporated in 1981 with the mission of improving the quality of life in the seven counties of the Coastal Bend. The foundation serves donors by providing a vehicle for the establishment of various types of charitable funds designed to fulfill their wishes. Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed over $108 million from donor contributions and revenues to scholarships to students and grants to nonprofit organizations. Since 2002, the foundation has contributed $113,600 to SOTX, helping the organization continue programming for athletes.

SOTX offers sports competition and training in 22 Olympic-style sports for 58,884 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 Corpus Christi and the South Texas Area, contact Alice Fulton-Garza ( at 361-857-5679.

Thomas Jones – Communications, Special Olympics Texas
800.876.5646, ext.2965 (office); 737.333.6756 (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;;