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Special Olympics Texas announced that San Antonio will host the 2019 Summer Games for more than 3,000 athletes from across the state.
Hosted by Morgan’s Wonderland, the 50th annual Summer Games will include track and field, cycling, gymnastics, soccer, and tennis competitions held at area venues, including Toyota Field and the South Texas Area Regional Soccer Complex, which are adjacent to Morgan’s Wonderland in Northeast San Antonio.
The four-day event will take place from May 2-5, 2019, and is free and open to the public.
Tim Martin, president and CEO of Special Olympics Texas, said that in addition to the more than 3,000 participating athletes, the event will bring more than 800 coaches and 3,000 volunteers to San Antonio.
“These athletes have been training for their sport for a minimum of 12 weeks,” he said. “This event is always open to the public, and we want you here. You need to see our athletes and what they are capable of.”
While San Antonio has the most Special Olympics athletes in the state, it is the first time the city has hosted the four-day event, said Gordon Hartman, founder of the Gordon Hartman Family Foundation, which is sponsoring the event with support from Special Olympics Texas.