The Special Olympics of Texas is a non-profit sports organization founded for the benefit of persons with intellectual disabilities.
Responsible for overseeing 19 areas in 4 regions of The Lone Star State, the SOTX association supports more than 44,500 children and adults achieve success in athletic games year-round.
Last week, the Area 1-Rio Grand Valley sector hosted their bowling competition where over 200 students from 50 valley schools participated. The Palmview High School Special Olympics team came out on top with 6 of its athletes qualifying to participate in the 2015 Winter Games to be held in Austin on February 5-8th.
Viva Selena Lopez, John P. Corona, Ashley Zepeda, Claudia Terrazas, Rogelio Alaniz, and Lissette Contreras will be traveling next semester to compete at the state level in bowling and ramp bowling.
“Our students have been training since mid-September for two to three days a week to prepare for the contests,” stated Head Coach Renan Rodriguez. “I feel it is important to recognize the sport so that more people get involved and realize that these athletes work just as hard as any other athlete.”
Clearly the hard work of the Palmview HS Special Olympics Team has paid off. La Joya ISD proudly recognizes these competitors as they move forward and continue to make their mark amongst the best teams in the state.