Teams of eight will raise a dollar per mile walked ($104 per participant). The goal is for each team to walk 832 miles during the eight-week period while raising the same amount in donations for SOTX. Walking the entire 832 miles is not required; the challenge can be completed through regular exercise, including swimming, dancing, playing softball, biking, bowling and even gardening.
“Special Olympics Texas is excited about the partnership with AgriLife Extension Service in support of our athletes,” said Margaret Larsen, president and CEO of Special Olympics Texas. “This effort will allow people to make a difference in thousands of lives and their own. Join us on this ‘journey’ of personal fitness and make an investment in a better quality of life.”
Participants will be able to check their team’s progress each week as they log their mileage on the Walk Across Texas! website. The challenge starts as soon as you sign up. For more information or to register, go to www.sotx.org/walkacrosstexas or contact Judy Mullinix (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 1-800-876-5646, ext. 2926.
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 44,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800-876-5646.