TAMU Corpus to Host 30th Annual Bay Ball


CORPUS CHRISTI, TX- Special Olympics Texas will run the 30th annual Bay Ball Ballyhoop on the 27th and 28th of July. Teams across the country and state will join us next month to compete in the spectacular Bay Ball Showdown, where 155 teams across the state will participate. This tournament brings old school 3-on-3 games back into style each year in Corpus Christi.


In the past, this event has raised upwards of $50,000 directly to Special Olympics Texas to continue changing the lives of athletes. The games will include Unified matches where the sport of basketball will bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together to reach a common goal.


The Bay Hoop Ballyhoop Tournament will take place at Island Hall Gym in the Dungan Wellness Center, 6300 Ocean Dr, Corpus Christi, TX.


With the gracious donation of our sponsors, volunteers, Unified partners, TAMU Corpus Christi, and our incredible athletes that attend and participate in Bay Ball Ballyhoop, Special Olympics Texas can continue to transform lives through the joy of sport, each and every day. Special Olympics Texas empowers athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the court and in life.

For sponsors, coaches, and athletes: Serita Porter- (361)857-5679, sporter@sotx.org

For press inquiries: David Norris- (512)491-2944, communications@sotx.org


Bay Ball Ballyhoop Tournament:

Dungan Wellness Center (Island Hall Gym)

6300 Ocean Dr.

Corpus Christi, Tx 78412

Time: 9am-7pm (Saturday)/ 9am-5pm (Sunday)

Date: July 27-28

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.