United Express and Special Olympics Texas are Teaming Up to Support Athletes!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : June 07, 2023
West and North Regions, Texas — Special Olympics Texas is excited to announce the start of the United Express Campaign throughout West and North Texas.
United Express locations in West and North Texas regions are accepting donations from now through June 18th, 2023 for Special Olympics Texas. Supporters may visit their local United Express and donate today through June 18.
"Special Olympics Texas could not be more proud of a partnership like United Express.” says Dalton Hill, the Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships at Special Olympics Texas. “The work they do to promote the mission of inclusion across all of their locations, advocating for acceptance and respect of so many amazing athletes and individuals across the state, is what we hope for in every community."
United Express has been a proud supporter of the Special Olympics since 2015 and it continues its support through fundraising efforts as well as volunteering at events. During that time, United Express and The United Family have raised more than $100,000 for Special Olympics chapters across the region.
Guests can contribute to the fundraiser by adding any dollar amount to their bill at check out in any of the 39 United Express locations across Texas. The money raised will stay local to the market it is raised in.
The United Family operates under five banners, totaling 96 stores in 54 communities. Each store format was specially designed to feed, inspire, and reflect the culture of the communities they serve and the always evolving needs and wants of the guests they serve. Supporting the communities they serve is a big part of The United Family’s core values and identity.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Media Contacts: 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.