Chris Hoefer, Chairman
(903) 736-5309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Special Olympics Texas could not have been created and would not exist today without the time, energy, and the dedication of thousands of volunteers. Over 38,000 volunteers dedicate their time in helping athletes with intellectual disabilities in achieving their dreams. We as volunteers take an oath:
"I promise to give the time of my life, so that Special Olympics Athletes can have the time of their life. I promise to support Special Olympics not just as an expression of charity, but as a form of respect for my fellow human beings. I promise to spread the word of volunteerism because in giving, I receive so much more in return."
Partnership Profile with Special Olympics (Form 4584)
EVERY Council should fill out a Form 4584, Partnership Profile Report with Special Olympics, which details your council’s involvement - events attended, dollar contribution and manpower hours devoted to various Special Olympics competitions. Those councils who participate in State Council Charities may also add 2.5% of the Councils State Charities donated amount (Section IV, line 1). The form is to be submitted whether a council was actively involved in Special Olympics or not. These forms are due January 31 of each fraternal year. Please send your council’s completed Form 4584 to Texas State Council Office.
Charles ‘Chic’ O’Conner October 9, 1919 –April 22, 2010
Chic was a proud member of the Knights since 1943. He was very instrumental in starting Special Olympics in Gregg County (Longview). He became involved because of his daughter, Monica. The O’Conner family has done everything from being Timers, Huggers, Chaperones and Pizza Providers for the entire Gregg County Delegation and Area events.
The Texas State Council approved the Charles ‘Chic’ O’Conner Annual Memorial Award in his honor. This award will recognize a Brother Knight for his exemplary contributions in supporting Special Olympics Texas. Criteria includes: Leadership, Volunteering, Fundraising and Community Involvement. The nomination form can be found on the Texas State Council website. Deadline for the submission of this form is January 31, each fraternal year.
“LET ME WIN, BUT IF I CANNOT WIN, LET ME BE BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT”
Special Olympics Pins will be available from your Diocesan and District Deputies for a $5.00 Donation after the Mid-Year Meeting.
Let’s support Special Olympics athletes as part of our Orders first principle!