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Multi-state Torch Run Stopping in Austin, TX
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November 19, 2021
Special Olympics Champion Ambassador, Gracie Hunt, set to Compete in Tulsa, Oklahoma later this month in the Miss USA 2021 Competition
October 12, 2021
The first in-person event in over 18 months expects to draw over 400 athletes and Unified partners, hundreds of volunteers
October 01, 2021
Special Olympics Texas – Breakfast with Champions Austin (Thanking our sponsors).
September 28, 2021
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August 31, 2021
Officials of Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) announced today that the 2021 Summer Games scheduled at Morgan’s Wonderland for Sept. 18-21 have been postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
August 09, 2021
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is looking for a few good volunteers. “Actually, we’re seeking approximately 3,000 volunteers for SOTX’s 2021 Summer Games that will be held Sept. 19 through 21 at Morgan’s Wonderland in San Antonio – Inclusion City, USA,” said Jennifer Brown, SOTX volunteer services manager. “This is such a wonderful, inspiring event, so we anticipate volunteer slots will fill up fast on a first-come, first-served basis.”
August 08, 2021
Austin, TX 8/9/2021– This October, Special OIympics Texas will host an inspirational morning to celebrate Special Olympic athletes’ achievements and successes at the Breakfast with Champions. The Austin celebration raises awareness and funds for those with intellectual disabilities. The Special Olympics Breakfast with Champions will take place Friday, October 22nd at the Austin Renaissance Hotel. Donations from the event will support Special Olympic athletes’ participation in programs such as Unified Champion Schools, athletic events, access to health care and more. Funds raised help athletes like Morgan Collins. Morgan is an outstanding Special Olympics Texas athlete competing in track and field, flag football, softball, and many more. More than that, he is a leader. Having participated in Special Olympics Global Messenger Program and Hill Day, he advocates on behalf of his fellow teammates for further inclusion in the community. “As we come back together there is no better way to celebrate the human spirit and to get re-energized than to come and see the heroes at Special Olympics tell their amazing stories,” said Tim Martin, CEO. The Austin community is invited to participate in the event, which will feature Special Olympic speakers, and our Masters of Ceremonies Connor Saeli. Registration is free and can be found on our website www.sotx.org. For more information, to make a donation, volunteer or register, https://bit.ly/BWC_Austin
August 04, 2021
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is excited to announce the 6th annual paper torch campaign with Cavender’s. Each of Cavender’s 57 Texas stores will have paper torches available for purchase (for $1, $5 or $10) at the checkout counter July 12 - August 8, 2021.
August 03, 2021
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March 29, 2021
Registration deadline extended to Monday 3/29 at midnight CST
March 19, 2021
Vaccine appointments are currently available for Special Olympics Texas athletes, coaches, SOTX Family, Volunteers, and Unified Partners over the age of 18
March 13, 2021
Dr. Kemere receives Texas' top Special Olympics health honor for her contributions toward inclusive health
February 23, 2021
Officials of Special Olympics Texas announces that Summer Games at Morgan's Wonderland have been rescheduled for Sept. 19-22
February 12, 2021
Special Olympics Texas Delegates Make Virtual Visit to Capitol Hill to Advocate for Inclusion and Need for Critical Funding
February 05, 2021
January 26, 2021
Officials of Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) announced today that the 2021 Summer Games scheduled at Morgan’s Wonderland for April 29-May 2 have been postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
January 25, 2021
J.M. Hanks High School Special Olympics Texas Unified Floorball Team to compete on behalf of Special Olympics USA in the Winter World Games taking place in Kazan, Russia in 2022.
November 12, 2020
With COVID-19, Special Olympics Texas released a program called S.O. Connected to provide a virtual-platform to engage with our community. With sponsorship from United Healthcare, the S.O. Connected program has been able to engage thousands of athletes every day.
October 29, 2020
Austin FC will partner with Special Olympics Texas to create a Unified team that will allow them to participate in the MLS Unified Program.
September 30, 2020
Join us virtually for this inspiring event on Friday, October 2, 2020 at 9 am
August 28, 2020
Toyota North America supports local and statewide events through volunteerism, including providing about one hundred volunteers at SOTX Summer Games in San Antonio and another one hundred volunteers at area bowling competitions in Dallas, as well as allowed Special Olympics Texas staff to be more mobile and visible in our communities.
July 08, 2020
• 2,000 athletes will challenge the world to embrace inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities • Games’ legacy will see significant growth in athlete numbers as well as broad community impact across Russian society
June 30, 2020
Head into your local Texas Cavender's store to support SOTX Athletes by purchasing a paper torch!
March 25, 2020
Special Olympics Texas unveils a new online platform for its athletes in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), which caused the suspension of SOTX competitions and practices through May 31, 2020.
March 03, 2020
More than 200 million individuals with intellectual disabilities continue to face exclusion in workplaces, schools and communities around the world. Special Olympics and Best Buddies are championing the success of ‘Spread the Word to End the Word’ into Spread the Word: Inclusion to combat this discrimination.The campaign calls on people to take concrete action to include others-- tweet this pledge on March 4th: I #PledgetoInclude thru my words and actions. Will you? Pledge now to promote inclusion at http://spreadtheword.global
February 25, 2020
On March 9th, 2020 Special Olympics and ESPN will recognize Hendrickson HS in Pflugerville ISD for their outstanding accomplishments in the Inclusion Revolution!
February 03, 2020
Southwest High School is hosting the first ever Unified Basketball tournament for FWISD on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Southwest High School (4100 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, TX). Basketball teams will consist of Special Olympics athletes (Students with intellectual disabilities or Autism) as well as General Education athletes (typical developing students) playing on the same team.
January 24, 2020
Schools across Texas are utilizing Special Olympics’ Healthy LEAP programming to teach students about living healthy lifestyles and nutrition.
December 21, 2019
December 15, 2019
City of Shenandoah and NCAA Announce the Return of the Stagg Bowl to Shenandoah, Texas. There will be participation from Special Olympics Texas athletes/coaches and a portion of all proceeds will benefit SOTX.
December 10, 2019
Summer Games 2020 announced.
December 05, 2019
Almost 600 Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Athletes, Unified Partners & Coaches, along with their families will come together for our Area Bowling Competition.
November 21, 2019
Lewisville's Banner Presentation!
November 15, 2019
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) of Texas and Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) are set to pilot new regulations that will allow Unified programming (that which includes students with and without intellectual disabilities participating together in activities and life) to be UIL sanctioned across the state of Texas.
November 08, 2019
Games take place starting December 13th
October 21, 2019
Main Event - let's roll!
September 20, 2019
Kaela Davis and Michael Gallup join us.
September 09, 2019
Join us for this inspiring event on Friday, October 18, 2019
August 19, 2019
Over the Edge is coming soon—we invite you to go all out in a thrilling fundraiser.
July 19, 2019
The Community Foundation of Abilene has been instrumental in our Big Country Area program. For the past 14 years, the Foundation has graciously awarded SOTX with over $65,000.
July 10, 2019
Throughout the month of July, Cavender’s will sell paper torches at each of its Texas stores to symbolize its support for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes. The paper torches will be available for purchase for 1, 5 or 10 dollars at the checkout counter and can be personalized with the buyer’s name or the name of a loved one they want to honor.
April 30, 2019
Special Olympics Texas To Launch 2019 Summer Games in San Antonio With Colorful Opening Ceremonies.
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April 12, 2019
Special Olympics Texas 2019 Summer Games in San Antonio To Offer Free Health Screenings in Conjunction With Healthy Athletes Program
April 08, 2019
Native Texan, actress, producer, director and activist Eva Longoria will emcee opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) 2019 Summer Games on Friday, May 3, at Toyota Field in San Antonio.