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 organization’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.
“We are thrilled to see the Winter Games moving forward this year,” said Sarah Ribeiro, the director of development for Special Olympics Texas. “This is an important moment for Special Olympics athletes who have worked hard all year and have been waiting for this moment to compete.”
Athletes will participate in powerlifting, volleyball, cycling, golf, and a new event — floorball. Floorball is similar to floor hockey that’s played on a court.
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