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Texas

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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    2016 Spring Games - Rio Grande Valley Area
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    Weslaco
    Texas
    2016 Spring Games - Rio Grande Valley Area

    The Rio Grande Valley Area will host its annual Spring Games on April 29 - 30, 2016 at Weslaco High School Bobby Lackey Stadium. Opening Ceremonies will be at 9:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 30, 2016 with competition immediately afterwards. Competition will begin on Friday at 10:00 a.m. and will end on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

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    Contact: Lauro Garza
    Email: lgarza@sotx.org
    Phone: 956-630-3434

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    Bobby Lackey Stadium
    1005 W. Pike Blvd
    Weslaco, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    Area 10 Spring Games - Greater Dallas Area
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    Cedar Hill
    Texas
    Area 10 Spring Games - Greater Dallas Area

    The Special Olympics Texas: Greater Dallas Spring Games is an area-wide competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities and includes over 1,000 athletes competing in Athletics, Soccer, and Tennis. Friday Night: Athletics (Development Events & Relays), Soccer Games, Tennis Individual Skills; Saturday All Day: Athletics, Soccer Games, and Tennis Matches; Opening Ceremonies: 8:45 a.m.; Athlete Village: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Awards: Immediately following completion of race/heat/event.

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    Contact: Alex Hubbard
    Email: ahubbard@sotx.org
    Phone: 214-943-9981

    avr. 29, 2016 - avr. 30, 2016
     
    Cedar Hill High School
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    2016 MATP Challenge Day: Conroe ISD
    avr. 29, 2016
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Conroe
    Texas
    2016 MATP Challenge Day: Conroe ISD

    Conroe ISD is hosting their Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), which is designed specifically for athletes who are unable to participate in traditional Special Olympics sports. It was created to enhance individuals' motor skills, sports skills and physical fitness. After the eight-week training program is completed, a Challenge Day is offered that meets the needs of every participant and lets the athlete share his/her developed skills with family and friends. Participants are awarded based on participation, not place. Instead of competitions, there are skill stations where athletes are given the opportunity to demonstrate their personal best. The eligibility criteria to participate in MATP is as follows: An individual with severe or profound intellectual disabilities; Ages 3 and above; ndividuals who are unable to participate in traditional Special Olympics sports.

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    Contact: Norm Arias
    Email: narias@sotx.org
    Phone: 936-756-6906

    avr. 29, 2016
    08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Oak Ridge High School
    27330 Oak Ridge School Rd.
    Conroe, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    2016 Area 10 Spring Games
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    Cedar Hill
    Texas
    2016 Area 10 Spring Games

    The Special Olympics Texas: Greater Dallas Spring Games is an area-wide competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities and includes over 1,000 athletes competing in athletics, soccer, and tennis. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:Friday Night: Athletics (Development Events & Relays), Soccer Games, Tennis Individual Skills; Saturday All Day: Athletics, Soccer Games, and Tennis Matches; Opening Ceremonies: 8:45 a.m.; Athlete Village: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Awards: Immediately following completion of race/heat/event. Additional information will be posted 1-2 weeks prior of the event at www.sotx.org/area10

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    Contact: Alex Hubbard
    Email: ahubbard@sotx.org
    Phone: 214-943-9981

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    Cedar Hill High School
    1 Longhorn Blvd.
    Cedar Hill, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    2016 Area 1 Spring Games
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    Weslaco
    Texas
    2016 Area 1 Spring Games

    The Rio Grande Valley Area will host its annual Spring Games on April 29 - 30, 2016 at Weslaco High School Bobby Lackey Stadium. Opening Ceremonies will be at 9:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 30, 2016 with competition immediately afterwards.

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    Contact: Lauro Garza
    Email: lgarza@sotx.org
    Phone: 956-630-3434

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    Bobby Lackey Stadium
    1005 W. Pike Blvd
    Weslaco, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    Roller Skating Competition
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    Lubbock
    Texas
    Roller Skating Competition

    Special Olympics Texas – Area 17/South Plains is holding their Roller Skating Competition on April 29,2016 at the location listed below. This event will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m., followed by competition.

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    Contact: Ashley Pena
    Email: apena@sotx.org
    Phone: 806-788-1540

    avr. 29, 2016 - avr. 29, 2016
     
    Skate Ranch
    4701 Loop 289
    Lubbock, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    Area 20 Tennis Competition
    avr. 30, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    San Antonio
    Texas
    Area 20 Tennis Competition

    Special Olympics Texas – San Antonio Area will hold their Tennis Competition on April 30, 2016 at the location listed below. This event will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., followed by competition.

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    Contact: Shawn Britt
    Email: sbritt@sotx.org
    Phone: 210-530-9898

    avr. 30, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    McFarlin Tennis Center
    1503 San Pedro Ave
    San Antonio, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    Dumas Local Athletics Competition
    avr. 30, 2016
    07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Dumas
    Texas
    Dumas Local Athletics Competition

    Dumas Athletics Teams will host their local Athletics (Track and Field) competition on April 30, 2016. Schedule of events: 8:45 a.m. - Registration begins; 9:00 a.m. - Coaches meeting; 9:15 a.m. - Parade line-up for Opening Ceremonies; 9:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies begins; 10:00 a.m. - Competition begins; 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch for athletes and coaches; 1:00 p.m. - Competition re-starts. Please remember to bring lawn chairs, sunscreen, hats, pop-up tents, or umbrellas for this event.

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    Contact: Mitch Tybroski
    Email: mtybroski@sotx.org
    Phone: 806-374-7171

    avr. 30, 2016
    07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Dumas Demons Stadium Complex
    501 Dumas Demon Drive
    Dumas, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    Area 17 Spring Games (Athletics)
    avr. 30, 2016
    Lubbock (Wolfforth)
    Texas
    Area 17 Spring Games (Athletics)

    The South Plains area will hold its Spring Games - Athletics Competition on April 30, 2016. This competition is open to all West Region athletes who participate in athletics. Each athlete MUST compete in the Area Competition in order to move on to chapter Summer Games.

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    Contact: Ashley Pena
    Email: apena@sotx.org
    Phone: 806.788.1540

    avr. 30, 2016
    Frenship High School
    902 Dowden Road
    Lubbock (Wolfforth), Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    Greater El Paso Golf Competition
    avr. 30, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Fort Bliss
    Texas
    Greater El Paso Golf Competition

    The Special Olympics Texas Area 19 Golf Competition will be held at the Underwood Golf Course on Saturday, April 30, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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    Contact: Catherine Waradzyn
    Email: cwaradzyn@sotx.org
    Phone: 915-533-8229

    avr. 30, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Underwood Golf Complex
    3200 Coe Avenue
    Fort Bliss, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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    Summer Training Expo - Bocce, Aquatics & Softball
    avr. 30, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Fort Worth
    Texas
    Summer Training Expo - Bocce, Aquatics & Softball

    On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Greater Fort Worth area will hold a Summer Sports Training Expo for anyone interested in becoming a certified Special Olympics coach. Sports included: Aquatics; Bocce; Softball. No previous experience is necessary. This Level I training will focus on the basic skills and strategies of the sports. The course will include a classroom session, as well as a practical portion, so please wear athletic shoes and clothing that will allow for mild physical activity. Aquatics coaches, you will be in the water, so please be prepared.

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    Contact: Cheryl Bledsaw
    Email: cbledsaw@sotx.org
    Phone: 817-332-3433

    avr. 30, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Resource Connection
    2300 Circle Drive
    Fort Worth, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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