Big Country/Concho Valley Area Special Olympics Basketball Competition Saturday in Bronte

Feb. 20, 2018 

 

ABILENE – Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) will host an area-wide basketball competition for 111 athletes in the Big Country/Concho Valley Area on Saturday, Feb. 24. The tournament will be held at Bronte Elementary School in Bronte from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Action will include 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 team play, as well as individual and team skills competition.

The event is open to the public and free to attend.

The Bronte Independent School District and members of the Bronte community come together each year to host and run the Area Basketball Competition. Their commitment to and passion for Special Olympics Texas athletes is much appreciated.

Athletes as young as eight years old will show off their skills on the hardwood, while players 12 years and up will be competing as a means to qualify for the upcoming statewide tournament, Summer Games, which will take place in Arlington from May 24-27.

For more information, please contact Luann Chastain (lchastain@sotx.org) at 325.677.3200.

About Special Olympics Texas
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 55,200 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; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX- Big Country/Concho Valley Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX14.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Luann Chastain – Area Director, Special Olympics Texas

325.677.3200 (office); 325.260.6120 (cell – media only); lchastain@sotx.org