Special Olympics Texas will be holding its Winter Games Feb. 5-8 at locations throughout the Austin area. More than 2,500 athletes are expected to compete in bowling, powerlifting and volleyball events.
Opening ceremonies for the four-day competition will occur Feb. 5 at Round Rock High School and feature the Parade of Athletes, singing of the National Anthem and lighting of the torch during the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), along with a variety of entertainment and live music.
Bowling competition will take place at Dart Bowl, Highland Lanes, Mel’s Lanes and Westgate Lanes. Powerlifting will take place at Round Rock High School, with volleyball taking place at Austin Sports Center.
Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all and fostering communities of understanding and respect. Special Olympics Texas provides continuing opportunities for more than 44,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit specialolympicstexas.org.