Athletes heading to Austin for state-wide Special Olympics Winter Games

Texas special Olympics winter games

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Athletes from across the state are coming to Austin to participate in the Special Olympics Texas Winter Games.

Steve Helms with Special Olympics Texas joined us in the KXAN studio to preview the event.

  • 2,500 + athletes will compete
  • 3 Sports: Bowling, Power-lifting, Volleyball
  • 2,000 volunteers

However, more volunteers are needed to help out with the games. The biggest need for volunteers is at all of the bowling venues during the three days of the competition.

Event will be Feb. 4 to Feb 7.

For more information or to volunteer visit their website here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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