Special Olympics Texas returns to statewide competition in February
December 22nd, 2021
The Special Olympics Texas Winter Games are coming to Central Texas.
In the organizationâ€™s first large-scale event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the games are scheduled for Feb. 18-20 in both Bee Cave and Lakeway. A press release from the organization said the event should attract thousands of people to the area, including athletes and their families, plus volunteers.
â€œWe are thrilled to see the Winter Games moving forward this year,â€ said Sarah Ribeiro, the director of development for Special Olympics Texas. â€œThis is an important moment for Special Olympics athletes who have worked hard all year and have been waiting for this moment to compete.â€
Athletes will participate in powerlifting, volleyball, cycling, golf, and a new event â€” floorball. Floorball is similar to floor hockey thatâ€™s played on a court.
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