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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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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • may.
    07
    Area 16 Spring Games
    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Boys Ranch
    Texas
    Area 16 Spring Games

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Area 16/Panhandle Spring Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination during a day of sport competition. This event will be held on May 7th in Boys Ranch, Texas. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.

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

    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Boy's Ranch
    Boys Ranch, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    07
    Area 22 2016 Spring Games
    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Dickinson
    Texas
    Area 22 2016 Spring Games

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Gulf Coast Area 22 Spring Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination during a day of track and field competition. This event will be held on May 7th at Dickinson High School in Dickinson, Texas. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Pam Hollaway
    Email: phollaway@sotx.org
    Phone: 281-218-6024

    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Dickinson High School
    3800 Baker Dr. Dickinson
    Dickinson, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    07
    Area 4 Spring Games
    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Houston
    Texas
    Area 4 Spring Games

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Greater Houston Area Spring Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination for a day athletics and soccer competition. This event will be held on May 7th at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston, Texas. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Renee Klovenski
    Email: rklovenski@sotx.org
    Phone: 713-290-0049

    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School
    8900 Bellaire Blvd.
    Houston, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    07
    Area 14 Spring Games Competition
    may. 07, 2016
    09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Abilene
    Texas
    Area 14 Spring Games Competition

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Area 14 Spring Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination for a day athletics competition. This event will be held on May 7th at ACU Stadium in Abilene, Texas. Opening Ceremonies starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by competition. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Luann Chastain
    Email: lchastain@sotx.org
    Phone: 325-677-3200

    may. 07, 2016
    09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    ACU Stadium
    Abilene, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    07
    Area 19 Spring Games - Athletics Competition
    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    El Paso
    Texas
    Area 19 Spring Games - Athletics Competition

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Area 19 Spring Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination for a day sport competition. This event will be held on May 7th at Burges High School in El Paso, Texas. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.

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

    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Burges High School
    7800 Edgemere Blvd.
    El Paso, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    07
    Area 20 2016 Spring Games Competition
    may. 07, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    San Antonio
    Texas
    Area 20 2016 Spring Games Competition

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Area 20 Spring Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination for a day sport competition. This event will be held on May 7th at Comalander Stadium (Blossom Athletic Center) in San Antonio, Texas. Opening Ceremonies will start at 8:30 a.m., followed by competition. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.

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

    may. 07, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Comalander Stadium (Blossom Athletic Center)
    12002 Jones Mattberger Rd
    San Antonio, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    07
    Area 10/Area 11 Cycling Competition
    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Fort Worth
    Texas
    Area 10/Area 11 Cycling Competition

    Join us May 7th at BNSF in Fort Worth, Texas as our Area 10 and Area 11 athletes compete and show their skill in cycling competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

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

    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    BNSF
    2650 Lou Menk Dr
    Fort Worth, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    08
    Area 19 Helen of Troy Charity
    may. 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    El Paso
    Texas
    Area 19 Helen of Troy Charity

    The Helen of Troy Warehouse Outlet will be having its Charity Sunday on May 8, 2016 to benefit Special Olympics Texas Area 19. Helen of Troy products will be sold at discounted prices! Part of the proceeds for this day will benefit the Greater El Paso Area 19.

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    Contact: Marsha Baray
    Email: mbaray@sotx.org
    Phone: 915-533-8229

    may. 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
    Helen of Troy Warehouse Outlet
    1 Helen Of Troy Plaza
    El Paso, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    13
    Area 01 2016 Victory Dance
    may. 13, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mission
    Texas
    Area 01 2016 Victory Dance

    Area 1 will be having its annual Victory Dance on May 13, 2016 at Sharyland High School. All delegations are invited to join in dance, fun and music. If you have any questions please use the contact information below.

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

    may. 13, 2016
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sharyland High School Contact
    1216 N Sharyland Mission, TX 78572
    Mission, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    13
    Area 04 2016 Regional Cycling Competition
    may. 13, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Baytown
    Texas
    Area 04 2016 Regional Cycling Competition

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Area 04 Regional Cycling Competition as they demonstrate their courage and determination for a day cycling competition. This event will be held on May 13th at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown, Texas. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies begins at 9:00 a.m. Competition beings at 9:30 a.m. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Aaron Keith
    Email: akeith@sotx.org
    Phone: 713-290-0049

    may. 13, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Royal Purple Raceway
    2525 S Farm to Market Rd 565 Baytown, TX 77523
    Baytown, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    17
    Tip a Cop at Norma's for Special Olympics
    may. 17, 2016 - may. 17, 2016
     
    Dallas
    Texas
    Tip a Cop at Norma's for Special Olympics

    Norma's Cafe is proud to host officers from the Dallas Police Department and athletes from the Special Olympics Texas again this May to raise money through tips and a portion of Tuesday the 17th's sales! After a few years of our #TipACop we are hoping to make 2016 even more successful! Tip A Cop is an event where local law enforcement agency officers serve Norma’s Cafe customers in order to raise awareness of Special Olympics Texas. All three Norma’s Cafe locations will participate in the event from 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and a portion of the day’s sales will benefit Special Olympics Texas as well as the tips collected for the officers (just don't forget your server!). We are hoping to raise even more money than the past few years, so please mark your calendars to join us for breakfast or lunch on Tuesday, May 17th! If you cannot make it out, please consider donating directly at http://www.sotx.org/donate/ LOCATIONS: Norma's Cafe Oak Cliff (Bishop Arts Area) 1123 W. Davis Dallas, TX 75208; Norma's Cafe North Dallas (Trinity Mills & the Tollway) 17721 N. Dallas Pkwy Dallas, TX 75287; Norma's Cafe Frisco (Center of Preston Ridge) 8300 Gaylord Pkwy Frisco, TX 75034

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    Contact: Katy Anderson
    Email: marketing@normascafe.com
    Phone: 972-820-5871

    may. 17, 2016 - may. 17, 2016
     
    Norma's Cafe (All 3 Locations)
    Dallas, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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