And now… for the moment you have all been waiting and asking for…

You asked for it….and you’ve got it! So use up your stash again this year (if you have any left) and use as many colors as you want. This, however, is a very special year for Special Olympics Texas. It is our 50th Anniversary. So, in honor of the 50th (Golden Anniversary) our one additional color will be “gold”. It can be a shiny gold, a mustard gold tone, gold beads, crocheted or knitted gold stars to attach, gold star buttons…..any combination you want…..please just include some gold! We want to make this year’s scarves really stand out for the 50th!

Follow with us on our Facebook Scarf Project page to keep up with the latest news about the scarf project.


The other guidelines are similar to years past:

  1. Dimensions are 6” x 60” (approximately) This is important because many of our athletes are over 6 feet tall. The wider scarf looks better on them.
  2. Machine washable and dryable yarns
  3. No Ziploc bags, please
  4. ATTACH a small personal note with yarn to your scarf encouraging and/or congratulating the athlete who receives it. Be sure to put your name only on the back of the scarf. It means so much to the athletes to know who personally made their scarf.
  5. Please include your name and mailing address on a separate piece of paper with your scarves. We collect these because one of our athletes loves to write thank you notes. She does her best to respond to as many as she can (It’s a lot of thank you notes).
  6. If you are sending your scarves by mail, please include a note in the box with the number of scarves inside. This really helps our counters.

You can mail your scarves to:

Special Olympic Texas
1804 Rutherford Lane
Austin, Texas 78754

The deadline for receiving scarves at headquarters will be January 25, 2019.

You may contact me at 512-750-2735 or at if you have any questions.

Thank you in advance for your participation in our 50th Anniversary scarf project.

Amy Macari and Team
Volunteer Scarf Coordinator