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Updated: July 5, 2017

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Bill Wallis, our friend and leader, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016. We will miss him greatly.

Parents and Caregivers: Special Friends discontinued/limited the use of US Mail. 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 - July 8, 2017

2017 SOTX Calendar: Coaches, Parents, Guardians and Volunteers. Check out the 2017 SOTX Calendar for key competition, training, and deadline dates. Here are the upcoming activities.

  • July 22 – Bowling, US Bowling Congress, 621 Six Flags Dr, Arlington, TX. From 8:00 am to Noon
  • July 29 – Flag Football, Keller High School Practice Field, 601 Pate Orr Rd N, Keller, TX. From 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • June 20 – Aquatics Medical Deadline
  • July 11 – Aquatics Entry Deadline
  • July 29 – Aquatics, Carroll ISD Natatorium
Bocce: Bocce will start the week of June 19th at Creek Trail Park: 3925 Airline Drive, Richland Hills. Text Coach Gayla at 817-975-4555 with interest. The exact date will be determined soon.

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. Jessie Phillips is the coach. He can be reached at 817-609-0038 or email Jessie at lghtning38@aol.com.

Football: Football starts on July 31st, on Saturdays from 8-10 a.m. Practices will be held on the field adjacent to Harwood Junior High School, located at 3000 Martin Dr, Bedford, TX 76021.

Bingo: The Knights of Columbus 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.

Please check your athlete’s 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.

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 !