A Spotlight on our Athletes!
We had a blast on November 2, 2023 at the Breakfast of Champions in the Permian Basin. The morning began with the Honor Guard presented by the Midland County Sheriff's Office along with the LETR and athlete precession. Arianna Salas, the Abell Choir Director, did a beautiful job singing the National Anthem before Sheriff David Criner of Midland County Sheriffs Office gave an invocation to the breakfast. Jay Hendricks gave a warm welcome to the attendees and continued on to emcee the breakfast.
We were excited to hear from a Special Olympics Texas Unified Team - Robert Willard, Ethan Truijillo, and Axel Chavez, Special Olympics Texas Athlete - Ashton Crocker, SO College - Keaton Bentley, Gabriel Hernandez, and Steven Flores, LETR - Lieutenant Caleb Lacey from Odessa Police Department, and Community Partner - Tracee Bentley, President and CEO of the Permian Strategic Partnership.
Book Character Day!
Seminary Hills Park Elementary School
Before Halloween, students all dressed up like a different book character, and did a parade around the school!
The Bad Seed by Jory John is the name of the book that the RISE class read and dressed up as for the parade! We are so proud of our #UnifiedGeneration!
The National Charity League, Inc., Bay Area Chapter
Special Olympics Texas would like to thank the NCL Bay Area Chapter for their volunteer support at the East Region volleyball competition!
Volunteers don't only support us at big state games, they show up and show out at regional and area competitions as well! Without their time, effort, and selfless support, competitions wouldn't run nearly as smoothly. Thank you, volunteers!
Hildalgo High School
Hidalgo High School participated in Area Bowling Unified Doubles for the second year in a row, to bring a total of six Unified Doubles to compete! Hidalgo High School is in its fifth year as a Partner for Inclusion, and has increased the quantity of Unified Doubles participants.
The Rio Grande Valley Area of Special Olympics Texas has welcomed Bowling Team(s) for the first time at Area Competition. The team(s) are from IDEA North Mission College Prep, in their first year of becoming Partners for Inclusion this year. They brought out four teams and two doubles teams to compete at Area Bowling Competition on Tuesday, Nov 7, 2023, and have brought out the idea to incorporate the Ramp in Bowling Team Competition.