I know you are asking, What Games? Well it is Special Olympics of Texas 21st Annual Winter Games which will take place on January 31 – February 2, 2013 in Austin, Texas. The Games will showcase the talents of over 2,000 athletes in competitive bowling, powerlifting, and volleyball. This is a very exciting time for these athletes and you do not want to miss being a part of the festivities.
During the Special Olympics of Texas Bowling Tournament that took place in December 1, 2012, Houston Baptist Council for Exceptional Children student chapter volunteered and it was so exciting. There was nothing more exciting than to see the athletes’ high emotions as their ball rolled down the alley! Did every athlete make a strike? No, but the efforts put forth was priceless. Above are a few pictures taken during this venue.
So, I am sure you are asking how you can help, right? It will take over 1,600 volunteers to make this event run smoothly. There’s no sports experience needed to volunteer, just a willing heart to support the athletes during the venues around Austin. Can SOTX count on YOU?
If you would like to see how important the Special Olympics of Texas events are to participants, click on the following link to meet Blaine and others.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Games this weekend!
Thank you in advance for your support!
Dr. Charlotte Fontenot!