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The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Texas Contact Info

1804 Rutherford Lane
Austin, TX, USA, 78752

+1 (512) 835-9873

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Upcoming Events

  • 9月
    30
    2016 Bocce Competition
    9月 30, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Austin
    Texas
    2016 Bocce Competition

    The Special Olympics Texas- Central Texas Area Bocce Competition is an area-wide competition for athletes/teams. ** This date is tentative and may change depending on availability of venue and location.** The start and end time will be determined by the number of teams/athletes that enter the competition. This information will be updated in weeks leading up to the competition

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    9月 30, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Austin State Supported Living Center
    2203 W. 35th St.
    Austin, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    01
    2016 Volleyball Competition
    10月 01, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Canyon
    Texas
    2016 Volleyball Competition

    Area 16/Panhandle will host a Volleyball Competition on October 1, 2016 at the First United Bank Center on the campus of West Texas A&M. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. Entries are due no later than September 9, 2016 by C.O.B to Mitch Tybroski via email: mtybroski@sotx.org or fax your entries to: Attn: Mitch Tybroski; fax number: 806.374.7173 Late entries will not be accepted! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Mitch Tybroski for more information. Volunteers must register at our volunteer registration table and must present a picture identification card to be a Day of Event volunteer.

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    10月 01, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    West Texas A&M - First United Bank Center
    2501 4th Avenue
    Canyon, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    01
    2016 Flag Football Competition
    10月 01, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Keller
    Texas
    2016 Flag Football Competition

    The Greater Fort Worth Area 2016 Flag Football Competition will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Athlete Medicals are due to the area office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Entries are due to the area office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Please use the athlete entry forms and delegation report that can be found here. For more information, please call Dalton Hill at the area office.

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    10月 01, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Keller High School
    601 Pate Orr Road
    Keller, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    01
    2017 Gatesville Local Bocce Competition
    10月 01, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Gatesville
    Texas
    2017 Gatesville Local Bocce Competition

    There will be a local Bocce Competition in Gatesville on Saturday, October 1, 2016. This event is being hosted by the Team Gatesville Special Olympics Texas delegation. Send entries to the Area Office by September 21 by email or fax (254.751.0387) Lunch will be provided to each delegation. There will also be a concession stand available.

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    10月 01, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Gatesville High School baseball field
    205 S. Lovers Lane
    Gatesville, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    01
    2016 Fire Truck Pull/San Antonio
    10月 01, 2016
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    San Antonio
    Texas
    2016 Fire Truck Pull/San Antonio

    It's the ultimate tug of war challenge... and a great team-building event. Gather a team of 12 and join in the San Antonio Fire Truck Pull Challenge. Your team will play "tug of war" with a 66,000-lb fire truck on October 1. The teams with the Fastest Team Pull and Most Money Raised will be named 2016 Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions.

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    10月 01, 2016
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    San Antonio Fire Training Academy
    300 South Callaghan
    San Antonio, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    01
    2016 Area Aquatics Meet
    10月 01, 2016
    07:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cypress
    Texas
    2016 Area Aquatics Meet

    The Houston Area Aquatics Meet will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Cy Fair ISD Natatorium. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies begins at 9:00 a.m.. Competition beings at 9:45 a.m. and concludes by 4:00 p.m. Team/Athlete Entries Deadline: September7, 2016. As of 2015, any athlete who does not have an active medical prior to competition entry deadline, will be scratched from the competition. No exemptions will be made. This will include any athlete whose medical expires prior to competition.

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    10月 01, 2016
    07:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cy Fair ISD Natatorium
    10700 Fry Road
    Cypress, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    01
    2016 Area Softball Competition and EKS Celebration
    10月 01, 2016
    08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Odessa
    Texas
    2016 Area Softball Competition and EKS Celebration

    Special Olympics Texas – Area 18/Permian Basin-Big Bend is holding their Softball Competition on October 1, 2016. This event will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., followed by competition. Entries are due to Suzanne Anderson by September 9, 2016, via email by C.O.B. No late entries will be accepted. EKS DAY -- EKS Day celebrates the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and is a global call for people to commit actions of inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities. Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s actions helped open the minds and hearts of all people to the gifts and talents of individuals with intellectual disabilities. As the founder of Special Olympics, she demonstrated that one person could make a difference and change the world… and she certainly did just that. #PlayUnified

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    10月 01, 2016
    08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    UTPB Softball Complex
    4901 E University Blvd.
    Odessa, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    06
    2016 Sailing Competition
    10月 06, 2016
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    Dallas
    Texas
    2016 Sailing Competition

    The Special Olympics Texas: Greater Dallas Area Sailing Competition is an area-wide competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. This event is hosted by the Corinthian Sailing Club.

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    10月 06, 2016
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    White Rock Lake (Corinthians Sailing Club)
    441 E. Lawther Dr.
    Dallas, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    07
    2016 Bowling Fun League
    10月 07, 2016
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Laredo
    Texas
    2016 Bowling Fun League

    The Laredo Area 21 will have a Bowling Fun League on Friday, October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 25 at Jett Bowl North in Laredo, Texas. Athlete check-in starts at 10:00 a.m. bowling start at 10:30 a.m.

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    10月 07, 2016
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Jett Bowl North
    5823 McPherson Rd.
    Laredo, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    07
    2016 Bocce Competition - Area 17
    10月 07, 2016
    10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lubbock
    Texas
    2016 Bocce Competition - Area 17

    The bocce competition is for all teams in the Area 17/South Plains area. Each team MUST compete in an area competition in order to participate in chapter Games. Area 17/South Plains will host the bocce competition on October 07, 2016. This competition will begin with Opening Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and competition beginning at 10:30 a.m. and concluding around 3:00 p.m. on October 10 (Friday). The time and length of competition will depend on the number of participating teams.

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    10月 07, 2016
    10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
    Davis Park
    40th St. & Nashville
    Lubbock, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • 10月
    08
    2016 Area Softball Competition
    10月 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    San Angelo
    Texas
    2016 Area Softball Competition

    Special Olympics Texas - Area 14 is holding their Softball Competition on OCtober 8, 2016. This event will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. followed by competition.

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    10月 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Texas Bank Sports Complex
    1615 Rio Concho Dr.
    San Angelo, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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