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Corpus Christi family named Special Olympics Texas' Family of the Year

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Special Olympics Texas announced today that a Corpus Christi family has been named as the SOTX Family of the Year.

Patsy Salazar, Dominga Salazar and Sylvia Salazar-Benavides will be formally recognized at an awards ceremony on October 13 in College Station.

The Salazar family’s journey with SOTX goes back to 2006, when Patsy’s son Joshua began competing as an athlete. Since then, his many aunts, uncles and cousins have been active in the Special Olympics program at Calallen High School.

"The Salazar family is so compassionate and have demonstrated unconditional support for the entire team,” said Alice Fulton-Garza, area director for SOTX’s South Texas program. “They go above and beyond the call of duty and jump in whenever and wherever needed. Calallen High School is extremely lucky to have the Salazar family as volunteers, community supporters and friends.”

In addition to providing support a events, the family has made donations of shoes, clothing, and food to many Calallen Special Olympics families.

“You won’t find a more loving and committed family,” said Sue Wishard, a teacher at Calallen High School. “They always make all of the special education students in Calallen ISD feel special, not just those involved with Special Olympics.

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