The mission of Special Olympics 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 a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
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The opportunities we provide lead to better lives for our athletes, families, and communities. We are the largest global public health organization dedicated to serving people with intellectual disabilities, we provide integration and inclusion programs, family resources and support, and opportunities for leadership and growth for our athletes. Join the Special Olympics global movement.
SOTX Coronavirus (COVID19) Statement
To our athletes, volunteers, families and friends of Special Olympics Texas, we want to update you in regards to the news about the Coronavirus (link to the CDC information page) and the impact to Special Olympics Texas.
Your health and safety are top priority, as well as the health and safety of the Special Olympics Texas community. Please refer to this page of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention website for all tips. If you do not feel well or have been in contact with others who do not feel well, please stay at home. Wash your hands often, use hand sanitizer, avoid high-fives, avoid handshakes, and avoid contact with your face.
Special Olympics Texas is suspending all sport training, competition activities and other activities involving our athletes until further notice. For more information regarding Return to Play click here.
This decision was carefully made after Special Olympics International consulted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and after reviewing the latest guidance from the World Health Organization.
We will inform you of re-scheduled events once we have dates. Thank you for volunteering with Special Olympics Texas!