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State Competitions

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Virtual Winter Games 2021
January 16, 2021 - February 19, 2021

2021 Summer Games
San Antonio - Texas
April 29, 2021 - May 02, 2021

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Fundraising Events

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Virtual Polar Plunge
January 04, 2021 - February 05, 2021

A16 - Breakfast with Champions
March 26, 2021 - March 26, 2021

Steak & Stetson (POSTPONED TO APRIL 2021)
Circle R Ranch
April 17, 2021 - April 17, 2021

3rd Annual Breakfast with Champions - San Antonio
Morgan's Wonderland Event Center
April 30, 2021 - April 30, 2021

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Beyond the Finish Line

Plunge Into 2021 With Virtual Polar Plunge!

January 14, 2021

Support Special Olympics Texas by participating in the Virtual Polar Plunge!

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Shine the Light: Special Agent Armando, DEA

January 11, 2021

Name: Armando Department: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Total Years of Federal Service: 25 years   Meet Armando! He is originally from Texas and currently works as a Special Agent for the DEA in Central and South ...

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Shine the Light: Rachel Roberts, Neighborhood Resource Officer, Lewisville PD

January 05, 2021

Name: Rachel Roberts Department: Neighborhood Resource Officer, Lewisville Police Department Number of years: 11 years   Which LETR events have your department been involved in the past?    Rachel is originally from Portsmouth, ...

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Shine the Light: Randall Bannister, Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department

December 15, 2020

"We don’t do this to be recognized; we do this for the athletes like my son."

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Health Messenger - Safe Walking and Biking Trails

December 02, 2020

Safe walking and biking trails for athletes in the East Region

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Shine the Light: Detective Loraine Franco, GPD

November 16, 2020

Name: Detective Loraine Franco Department: Galveston Police Department (GPD) Number of Years in Law Enforcement: 17 I was a patrol officer for fourteen years before being moved to the Crime Scene Unit where I processed crime ...

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Athlete Spotlight: Aeris McLeland

November 03, 2020

There's a new free neighborhood food pantry on the West Side of San Antonio, organized by 10-year-old SOTX Athlete Aeris McLeland.

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Shine the Light: Karina Perla, Irving PD

November 03, 2020

Karina had positive interactions with the Student Resource Officers (SROs) and now, she is grateful for the opportunity to see them again and interact in a professional space because of her job. “My elementary, middle, and high school SROs are still here. School-wise, I was office aid. You see them on a different level and realize they are there to help the kids succeed. They’re cheering you on on the sidelines regardless of what you choose to do,” she said. Once she finishes nursing school, Karina wants to be an elementary school nurse.

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Shine the Light: Sergeant Ira Carter, Dallas PD

October 26, 2020

Sergeant Ira Carter has known for a while that he needed to seek a career path that included service to others. “I always wanted to play sports and protect and serve. I wanted to give back to the community and show the community that there were any African American officers. Even though there’s a stigma about the job, we too can do it and do it well too... I love being able to bring awareness to things people don’t know about. My favorite is being able to help,” he said.

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