The Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities congratulates the Texas Special Olympics athletes for their outstanding performance at this year's Games.

 The 2018 Special Olympic USA Games were held in Seattle July 1-6. A complete list of the 2018 Texas Team can be found at http://www.sotx.org/competitions/usa-games/team-texas/.

The Games showcase the abilities of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promotes the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sports, and celebrates the transformative power of Special Olympics. ESPN reported Team Texas played tenacious defense winning the gold in the women's traditional basketball competition. Event images from the law enforcement torch run to the closing ceremony can be found at the Special Olympic USA Gameswebsite.

Special Olympics at 50 is a new display at the Smithsonian Institution highlighting how athletics have helped to dramatically change the lives of people with intellectual disabilities over the last 50 years. The display “Special Olympics at 50” was unveiled this month at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. just as the international sporting movement is celebrating a half-century. The special display will be on view until June 2019.

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