Meet Global Ambassadors: Kaela Davis and Michael Gallup

We are thrilled these rising sports stars join us in our movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : September 20, 2019


Dallas, Texas. We are thrilled to announce Michael Gallup of the NFL Dallas Cowboys as a Special Olympics Texas Global Ambassador.  Gallup’s impact has been felt both on and off the football field since arriving in Dallas. He has been proactive in volunteering his time to give back to the community. 

Additionally, we are beyond excited to announce Kaela Davis, a professional WNBA basketball player for the Dallas Wings, also as a Global Ambassador.  Kaela's leadership and passion for helping others make her a perfect fit for the values of Special Olympics Texas.  


Career Highlights: 
Michael Gallup:  The Dallas Cowboys added a big-play threat to the passing game with their selection of Michael Gallup in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Gallup played in all 16 games and finished fourth on the team in receptions (33) and receiving yards (507) with two touchdowns. In 2019 he has taken on a more featured role in the offense and leads the team in catches (13) and receiving yards (226) through two games. Beginning his collegiate football career at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan., Gallup ended up transferring to Colorado State after two seasons, where he became just the fourth consensus All-American in school history after a record-breaking senior season.

Kaela Davis: 2018, she made her first career start at Indiana on 6/8. Scored a season-high 15 points off the bench against the Atlanta Dream on 5/26, and grabbed a season-high of seven rebounds and co-led the team in total boards alongside Liz Cambage against the Storm on 6/2.  She played 12 minutes in the season opener and led the Wings in scoring off the bench with 10 points against the Mercury. 





David Norris, Communications Director
communications@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.