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Special Olympics Texas To Announce Plans for Return of Summer Games to San Antonio in September

WHO:  Tim Martin, CEO of Special Olympics Texas (SOTX); Gordon Hartman, creator along with wife Maggie of unique Morgan’s Wonderland theme park and other ventures with individuals with special needs in mind; Air Force Brig. Gen. Caroline M. Miller, commander of Joint Base San Antonio; young athletes with special needs; emcee Air Force Lt. Steven B. Dews; and other SOTX supporters including representatives of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

WHAT: Announcement of major sports competition returning to San Antonio in September that will involve more than a thousand athletes from across Texas, plus coaches and volunteers.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

WHERE: Morgan’s Wonderland, 5223 David Edwards Drive (at the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive, a half-mile west of IH 35 in Northeast San Antonio).

WHY:  To provide details about San Antonio hosting one of the nation’s largest competitions for athletes with special needs.

ETC.:  The four-day competition will unfold on venues in and around Morgan’s Wonderland – new Morgan’s Wonderland Sports complex, the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute of Teletón USA, North East Independent School District’s Heroes Stadium, Spurs Sports and Entertainment’s Toyota Field and the STAR (South Texas Area Regional) Soccer Complex.

Special Olympics Texas provides opportunities for more than 58,800 Texas children and adults with intellectual disabilities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  For more information, visit www.SOTX.org.

Non-profit, Ultra-Accessible™, fully-inclusive Morgan’s Wonderland is the world’s first theme park designed with those with special needs in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment.  The park’s success has led to creation of the Morgan’s Wonderland Inclusion Foundation (MWIF), which coordinates fundraising, planning and communications among all Morgan’s Wonderland-related endeavors that benefit the special-needs community.  For more information, visit www.MWIF.com.

CONTACTS: Jessica Kilbane – (737) 867-9659, or jkilbane@sotx.org; Bob McCullough – (210) 495-5888, or bmccullough@MorgansWonderland.com.

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