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Updated: November 29, 2016

Welcome to Special Friends
North Tarrant County Special Olympics


Bill Wallis, our friend and leader, passed away Saturday, November 5th. We will miss him greatly.

Parents and Caregivers: Special Friends discontinued/limited the use of US Mail in 2014. We will post upcoming events on this websiste. Please check it often. Please be sure we have your latest email address and mobile phone information. Contact Harry Lennard to provide updates.

Special Friends Website Update - November 29, 2016

Knights of Columbus Christmas Party - The KofC Christmas is December 15th 6:30-8:30pm. You MUST RSVP for athlete and 1 guest ONLY by December 1. If there is no RSVP, you won't be allowed in the building. Please RSVP to Gayla via email gayla1161@aol.com or text 817-975-4555 (no phone calls) with both names (first and last).

Volleyball: Volleyball practice will start on Saturday, October 1st. Saturday practices will be 10:00 - 11:30 and Wednesday practices will be 6:30 - 8:00. The tournament will be held on December 10th.

Bowling: Bowling practice will begin on Friday, September 9th, at 6:00 PM at Showplace Lanes in Euless. Practices will continue on Friday nights from 6:00 to 8:00 PM . Please check your athlete's medical form to make sure they will be able to participate from the first practice. This year the price will be $8.50 per week. please plan to pay the full amount for all 8 weeks at the first practice. The tournament for our bowlers will be on November 4-5.

Softball: Softball batting practice will begin on June 4th and will be every Saturday throughout June, from 10-11:30 a.m. at Harwood Jr High. Regular season will begin on July 27th on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11:30 a.m.

Football: Football starts on July 31st, on Saturdays from 8-10 a.m.

Bingo: The Knights of Columbus are on summer break but will again host Bingo at the Knights of Columbus Hall (1319 Brown Trail, Bedford) on the third Thursday of every month starting in September from 6:30 to 8:00. See information on the Christmas party above.

Please check your athleteís Application/Medical Release expiration date. Athletes with expired medicals will not be allowed to practice until we receive a completed medical.

Bingo: The Knights of Columbus will again host Bingo at the Knights of Columbus Hall (1319 Brown Trail, Bedford) on the third Thursday of every month starting in August from 6:30 to 8:00.

Medical Forms - Important!: SOTX requires that every athlete have a valid Medical Release form prior to beginning participation or practice in any Special Olympics sport activity. Please check the Medical Form expiration for your athlete. Please donít ask our coaches to violate this rule. If your athlete is nearing expiration, please download the Athlete Medical form here. A Physicianís signature is required, as well as a valid parent/guardian or athlete signature.

Track and Field 2015 Pictures courtesy of Dena Weeks.

Special Friends Football Pictures courtesy of Dena Weeks.

Special Friends Rangers Pictures courtesy of Dena Weeks.

Questions??   Contact Harry Lennard

Special Olympics Events -- Pictures Needed!
If you have pictures from the State Games, please share them. Upload them to a free service like PhotoBucket or Picasa Web Albums and send me the link to post to our Pictures page.

About our group of extraordinary athletes!

Special Friends is an informal organization of people with intellectual disabilities who enjoy having fun!  The people in Special Friends participate in organizations such as Special Olympics, Knights of Columbus Bingo, and other activities.

The purpose of this site is to share information among Special Friends participants and to celebrate their accomplishments and successes by sharing their experiences.  Learn more about  player participation

We appreciate any feedback you have concerning the site and the information presented.

Go Cougars !