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South Texas Special Olympics administration share the importance of their programs

Posted at 6:48 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 20:00:03-04


It was a close call for the Special Olympics. President Trump announced that he wants the government to continue to fund the Special Olympics.

That comes days after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had mentioned cutting funds for budgetary reasons.

A major program associated with the organization is the Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools.

This program reaches out to area schools and colleges and started ten years ago.

“People in the middle schools initially to try and make friendships, make friends make contacts with our athletes and join with them in activities regular activities,” says Alice Fulton-Garza.

The program has taken many years to grow and is heavily dependent on government funding.

The South Texas Special Olympics reaches sixteen counties and serves thousands of athletes. The organization offers sports from basketball, bowling, track and more.​