Hill Country prepares for Special Olympics Texas 2022 Winter Games in February

December 22nd, 2021

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Local Special Olympics athletes; public officials; and even retired professional wrestler Mark Calaway, also known as “the Undertaker,” gathered Dec. 8 to discuss the Special Olympics Texas 2022 Winter Games taking place Feb. 18-20 in Bee Cave.

Special Olympics Texas provides year-round sports training and competitions to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, holding over 300 competitions annually around the state. Statewide competitions are held in a different location every few years, and previous host cities include Austin, Dallas and San Marcos. Since the pandemic forced the organization to halt most operations, the 2022 Winter Games will be its first statewide event since 2020.

“The values of the Special Olympics of inclusion and welcoming all are the same values that we have in the cities of Bee Cave and Lakeway,” Lakeway Mayor Tom Kilgore said at the press conference at Bee Cave City Hall in the Hill Country Galleria. “This was one of the easiest decisions anyone could have asked any elected leader to make.”

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