Sixteen Unified teams will compete for the UIL State Unified Interscholastic title at the highest level of Unified competition.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 01, 2023
When: Competition begins at 8:30am
Where: Tuesday, May 2nd at McMurry University, 1400 Sayles Blvd, Abilene
The 2023 UIL State Unified Interscholastic Track Meet will be held at McMurry University in Abilene, TX. Special Olympics Texas and the UIL are excited to invite you to the Unified event of the Spring. Sixteen Unified teams will compete for the UIL State Unified Interscholastic title at the highest level of Unified competition. Teams will be traveling from all corners of the state of Texas to see who will bring home the title.
Hear from Frendship ISD Alumni as they send messages of encouragement to the Unified Team headed to the UIL State Unified InterscholasticTrack Meet (Tiktok link to this video can be found here).
This event will be live streamed throughout the entire state of Texas on the McMurry University website starting at 8:30 in the morning. Those unable to attend the event in person will be able to view the competition online using the following link: https://mcmurrysports.com/sports/2019/8/28/video
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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.