Soccer for 200 Central Texas Special Olympics Athletes Friday
Wells Point Park and Soccer Complex to host annual area-wide competition for nearly 200 local athletes.
WHO: Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) – Central Texas Area (Area 13)
WHAT: Nearly 200 athletes from across the Central Texas Area will go toe-to-toe on the pitch and show off their skills and at the annual Area 13 Soccer Competition. To qualify for this
competition, all 12 participating teams have trained for a minimum of eight weeks. Teams comprised of athletes 12 years and older will also be playing to qualify for the state competition – Summer Games, which will take place May 25-28 in Arlington, Texas.
VISUALS: Events get underway with the Opening Ceremony, featuring all teams being formally recognized for the hard work and training in front of family, friends, fans and the community. Competitors will take part in five-aside play and a skills competition. Matches will include Unified Soccer, featuring athletes with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities on the same team playing 5-on-5 soccer together. Awards will be presented to teams based on the result of play.
WHEN: Friday, April 28
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m. - 1:300 p.m. 5-on-5 Soccer Matches (Fields 1,2 and 3)
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Individual Skills Competition (Field 4)
800 S. Heatherwilde Blvd.
Pflugerville, TX 78660
WHY: Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) 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. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; Facebookfb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; YouTube youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.