Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) and the Houston Independent School District (HISD) will host district-wide field days on Nov.9-Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, for more than, 2,400 HISD students with intellectual disabilities. This is the fourth year that SOTX and HISD have held a district-wide field day. The event will be held at Joe Kelly Butler Stadium (13755 Main St.) with the Opening Ceremony starting at 9:00 a.m. and the event concluding at 1:00 p.m. each day.

Julie Baker Finck, President of the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, will be the Master of Ceremonies on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The field day events will span three days, with students divided by grade levels.

·         Wednesday, Nov. 9 – Middle (Grades 6-8)

·         Thursday, Nov. 10 – High (Grades 9-12)

·         Thursday, Nov. 17 – Elementary and Future Stars (Grades Pre-K – 5)

Students will compete in the following events:

·         Track

·         Basketball

·         Tennis

·         Flag Football

·         Soccer

Future Sports Star Day on Thursday, Nov. 17 is for children ages 3-7 who will be taking part in innovative sports play tutorial. Through SOTX’s Young Athletes™ program, these children will be introduced to the world of sports by utilizing physical activities to develop fundamental motor tracking and eye-hand coordination play.

Volunteers are needed to help run the events, and fans are welcome in the stands. Cheer on these students as they enjoy a fun day with other students.

To sign up to volunteer contact Renee Klovenski (rklovenski@sotx.org) at 713.290.0049.

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- Greater Houston Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX4.

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