Heart & Hands

Special Olympics Texas – Central Texas (Area 13)

13400 Immanuel Road #1C

Pflugerville

512-835-9873

13400 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660, USA

Mission and Vision

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.

It is our vision to become the premier provider of Special Olympics training and competition in the world. We approach each endeavor with a single intent - to improve the quality of life for our athletes. The challenges of the future are embraced with enthusiasm and commitment, ensuring that the changing face and needs of our athletes are met.

Description



Volunteer events cover sporting competitions, as well as fundraising events - be sure to look out for both!

Participants – Special Olympics Texas is divided into four regions with 19 area offices. Athletes may begin training as early as six years old, but must be eight years old to compete. Athletes must be 12 years old to attend statewide competitions. Thanks to the Young Athletes Program (YAP), children ages 2-7 can participate as an “Athlete in Training” in areas where the program is available.

Training – Special Olympics Texas athletes must train for a minimum of 8 weeks prior to each competition. Volunteer coaches, who are required to first complete a certification program and attend seasonal training schools, are responsible for training the athletes. Competition officials and event directors are also required to attend training schools.

Volunteers – Volunteers are the lifeline of the Special Olympics program. These volunteers serve as coaches, officials, committee members, competition assistants, speech coaches and much more. There are more than 4,051 volunteer coaches involved in the program.

For More Information
Call Special Olympics Texas at 1.800.876.5646 or contact your local area office.
Area 13 - Central Texas (includes Kendall County) 512-835-9873
Area 20 - South Texas (Bexar County headquarters) 210-530-9898

See our website for Upcoming Calendar events.

Connect with us for more!
info@sotx.org
https://www.facebook.com/specialolympicstx
https://www.facebook.com/SOTX13/
https://www.facebook.com/SOTX20/

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