Rio Grande Valley Area (Area 1)


We are much more than just an athletic program, for our individuals with an intellectual disability,  here to support the far southern tip of Texas, across the four counties, from Brownsville to Rio Grande City Areas. The athletic program consists of a variety of traditional, and non-traditional, sports set-up for quality competitions. 

There are other programs outside of the sports aspect, that we have in place for the growth of our students within their age level, as well as that of their well-being into adulthood. 

We welcome one and all to become a part of this grand movement, together, as we grow stronger to a much more inclusive, positive, and respectful community FOR ALL! If you are interested to becoming involved, please email our program staff, or

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!

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