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April 18, 2013 | North America: Texas

UT Dallas Hosts SOTX for "Athletes for Athletes" Day

By UT Dallas S.I.D.

UT Dallas athletes and Special Olympics Texas athletes enjoyed spending time together.

Athletes from the local Special Olympics Texas chapter joined 75 UT Dallas student-athletes Sunday afternoon for an "Athletes for Athletes" event, held in conjunction with the NCAA's National Student-Athlete Day and Division III Week. The SOTX athletes were included in the pre-game introductions prior to UTD's softball doubleheader with Mississippi College, including running out on the field and throwing out the ceremonial first pitch. Afterward, the athletes joined the UTD student-athletes on the multi-purpose field for bocce ball games and other activities. "Our student-athletes really wanted to do something more with Student-Athlete Day this year," said event organizer Kelli Davis, sponsor of the UTD Student-Athlete Advissry Committee. "They've been looking for ways to get more involved with the community and inviting Special Olympics Texas to join us seemed a logical opportunity. I really think the Special Olympics athletes had a great time, and I know our kids did as well."

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