FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 21, 2022
EAST TEXAS - T.L.L Temple Foundation, based out of Lufkin, Texas, has committed to providing $80,000 in funding for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) programs and initiatives in 2023. The funds will support SOTX sports competitions, events, and health programs such as Healthy Athletes and Healthy LEAP. This general operating support will help serve athletes through the development of competitions and fundraisers in Area 7, including Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, and Gregg counties.
T.L.L Temple Foundation “works alongside rural communities to build a thriving East Texas and to alleviate poverty, creating access and opportunities for all.” The organization aims to strengthen East Texas by funding education, health, arts and culture, and human services programs while supporting the growth of economic opportunities. "The foundation has been proudly supporting East Texas athletes in Special Olympics since 1986,” says Temple Foundation President and CEO Wynn Rosser.
T.L.L Temple Foundation will help to support the movement toward inclusion through the general funding of SOTX activities throughout East Texas. Both organizations hope to strengthen athletes’ sports experiences by developing new health strategies and competitive sports opportunities.
About T.L.L. Temple Foundation
The T.L.L. Temple Foundation works alongside rural communities to build a thriving East Texas and to alleviate poverty, creating access and opportunities for all. Since its founding in 1962 by Mrs. Georgia Temple Munz, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation has invested more than $500 million primarily to strengthen communities in rural East Texas. For more information about the foundation, visit www.tlltemple.foundation.
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.