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Athletes are Hooping it up at SOTX Basketball Tournament
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February, 2009

Special Olympics Texas Basketball Tournament will be held February 27-28, 2009

SAN MARCOS – Nearly 500 local Special Olympics Texas athletes are perfecting their shot for the Central Texas Area Basketball Tournament on February 27-28, 2009 at Texas State University Jowers Center, located at 601 University Drive.  Start your weekend off with a slam dunk as competition begins at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, but don’t forget Opening Ceremonies on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. that will kick things off and set the tone for the tournament.  Athletes can compete in numerous events, including, individual skills, team skills, three on three, five on five and on Unified Sports teams.

Join the fun!  Volunteers are needed for this event as medical support, in souvenirs, security, serving athlete meals, at Opening Ceremonies or in the families area, at volunteer registration, awards, equipment, as time keepers, scorekeepers, court monitors, gym monitors and basketball officials.  If you want to get involved, email to request a volunteer packet or contact the area office at 512.491.2964.


About Special Olympics Texas

Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded non-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 32,240 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Lone Star State.  For more information, call 1.800.876.JOIN or visit


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