Special Olympics Texas Hosts 2016 Fall Classic in College Station

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Special Olympics Texas
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Leasing hundreds of popular automobiles daily in the Dallas, Houston, and Fort Worth areas in Texas, D&M Auto Leasing prides itself as one of the country’s largest consumer leasing firms. Located in Grand Prairie, Texas, D&M Auto Leasing supports many charitable endeavors in the state, including Special Olympics Texas.

The Special Olympics offers year-round sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities. The Texas chapter, which has four regions with 19 area offices, hosts more than 300 annual competitions on area, regional, and state levels. In addition, it hosts six statewide events: the Fall Classic, the Winter Games, the Summer Games, Equestrian, Sailing/Kayaking, and Flag Football. Approximately every three years the location changes for these events.

The 2016 Fall Classic takes place from October 13 through 15 in College Station. This 16th annual event features opening and closing ceremonies, a victory dance, and wellness park, which offers free healthy athlete screenings. More than 1,300 athletes under the instruction of 300 coaches compete in four sports, such as golf, softball, bocce, and aquatics. Each participant receives a ribbon or medal following their event.

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