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DFW Athletes to Compete in Statewide Special Olympics Texas Figure Skating Championship in Allen on Friday
Special Olympics Texas

March, 2016

Six athletes from the Richardson Roadrunners Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) delegation will compete in SOTX’s statewide Figure Skating Championship on Friday, March 4 at Allen Community Ice Rink. Competition and skills events will run from 8:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public.


The Championship field will showcase 11 SOTX athletes, ranging in age from 20 to 43 years old, from Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and El Paso, including:Justin Horton (Richardson, TX), Andrew Lugo (Garland, TX), Kristen Lyons (Richardson, TX), Leanne Owens (Dallas, TX), Tekla Petecki (Richardson, TX) and Ian Rawn (Plano, TX).


Athletes will compete in four different divisions, which are categorized by age and ability. This is one of eight annual state championship events held by SOTX and one of only three single-sport statewide events.  


For more information on the upcoming Figure Skating Competition here  or contact Sidny Harker ( at 512.835.9873.



About Special Olympics Texas
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 55,200 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 or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter

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