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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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Upcoming Events

  • Oct
    06
    2016 Sailing Competition
    Oct 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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    Oct 06, 2016
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    White Rock Lake (Corinthians Sailing Club)
    441 E. Lawther Dr.
    Dallas, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    07
    2016 Bowling Fun League
    Oct 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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    Oct 07, 2016
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Jett Bowl North
    5823 McPherson Rd.
    Laredo, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    07
    2016 Bocce Competition - Area 17
    Oct 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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    Oct 07, 2016
    10:30 AM - 03:00 PM
    Davis Park
    40th St. & Nashville
    Lubbock, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    2016 Area Softball Competition
    Oct 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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    Oct 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Texas Bank Sports Complex
    1615 Rio Concho Dr.
    San Angelo, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    2016 Bocce Competition
    Oct 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Waco
    Texas
    2016 Bocce Competition

    The Heart of Texas Area will hold the Area Bocce Competition on October 8. This competition will begin with the opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m.

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    Oct 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Waco ISD Muny Stadium
    15th and Dutton Avenue
    Waco, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    2016 Corpus Christi Fire Truck Pull
    Oct 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Corpus Christi
    Texas
    2016 Corpus Christi Fire Truck Pull

    It's the ultimate tug of war challenge... and a great team-building event! Gather a team of 10 and join in the Corpus Christi Fire Truck Pull Challenge. Your team will play "tug of war" with a 55,000-lb fire truck. The teams with the Fastest Team Pull will be named the 2016 Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions!

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    Oct 08, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    American Bank Center
    1901 N Shoreline Blvd
    Corpus Christi, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    Plano Fire Truck Pull
    Oct 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Plano
    Texas
    Plano Fire Truck Pull

    It's the ultimate tug of war challenge... and a great team-building event! Gather a team of 12 and join in the Plano Fire Truck Pull Challenge. Your team will play "tug of war" with a 55,000-lb fire truck on October 8. The teams with the Fastest Team Pull and Most Money Raised will be named the Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions!

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    Oct 08, 2016
    10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Oak Point Amphitheatre Parking Log and Event Field
    2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy
    Plano, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    Chapter Sailing and Kayaking Competition
    Oct 08, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
     
    Dallas
    Texas
    Chapter Sailing and Kayaking Competition

    Sports are a powerful way to change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, friends and communities. These outdoor water sports are no exception! This event is a great way to experience our Unified competitions, which include people with and without intellectual disabilities. They promote inclusion, understanding and bonding... both in sports and in everyday life. Anyone can compete as a Unified partner or teammate and everyone benefits far beyond the day of competition.

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    Oct 08, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016
     
    Corinthian Sailing Club
    441 E Lawther Dr.
    Dallas, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    08
    2016 Golf Competition
    Oct 08, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Lubbock
    Texas
    2016 Golf Competition

    Special Olympics Texas - Area 17 is holding their Golf Competition on October 8. This event will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. followed by the competition.

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    Oct 08, 2016
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Rawls Golf Course
    3720 4th St.
    Lubbock , Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    12
    Joe Avezzano Memorial Golf Tournament
    Oct 12, 2016
    01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Coppell
    Texas
    Joe Avezzano Memorial Golf Tournament

    Former Dallas Cowboys Special Teams Coach Joe Avezzano was an avid supporter of Special Olympics Texas. He served on the Special Olympics Texas board for two years and faithfully returned each year to celebrate the Summer Games and the Law Enforcement Torch Run with Special Olympics Texas athletes. This golf tournament will help continue his legacy as a great friend to Special Olympics Texas.

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    Oct 12, 2016
    01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Riverchase Golf Course
    700 Riverchase Dr.
    Coppell, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    13
    Laredo Bowling for Badges
    Oct 13, 2016
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Laredo
    Texas
    Laredo Bowling for Badges

    Get ready to roll out your support of Special Olympics Texas athletes. Gear up to go Bowling for Badges, sponsored by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Texas (LETR).

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    Oct 13, 2016
    06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Jett Bowl North
    5823 McPherson Rd.
    Laredo, Texas
    UNITED STATES
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