UT Dallas Hosts SOTX for "Athletes for Athletes" Day
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."