Legends Host Special Olympics Night, Presented by Toyota

Official Release | March 4, 2019

The Texas Legends have partnered with Toyota to celebrate Special Olympics Texas and Toyota’s efforts to further movement and inclusion for everyone.  Special Olympics Night on Friday, March 15, will provide a message of unity through sports, celebrating 50 years of progress through the efforts of Special Olympics athletes, advocates, and volunteers.

Leading up to the 7:30 pm tipoff, Toyota will host a unified matinee game with Special Olympics athletes and Toyota team members.  During the game, attendees are invited to participate in various unified games in the Legends Kids’ Zone to promote inclusive activities.

“Our team is proud to join Toyota in their support of Special Olympics,” said Legends President/General Manager Malcolm Farmer.  “We always look forward to opportunities to showcase the work of our partners in the community, and the efforts of Toyota and its employees deserve to be celebrated along with the athletes who work hard day in and day out to develop their talents.”

The Legends players will wear custom Special Olympics jerseys featuring Toyota and Legends branding. The Special Olympics athletes participating in the unified game will be honored during a special halftime presentation.

“Special Olympic Texas is pleased to have this opportunity to partner with Toyota and the Texas Legends, and to further the Unified movement within the sports community,” said Tim Martin, Special Olympics Texas president and CEO.  “Through amazing partnerships like this, the athletes of Special Olympics Texas are able to truly reveal their greatness, and further connect with their community.””

Special Olympics Texas provides opportunities for more than 58,800 Texas children and adults with intellectual disabilities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.

“Through sports, health, school and youth engagement, the Special Olympics movement dramatically transforms lives, promotes unity and helps build a more inclusive society,” said Pete Carey, Toyota group vice president and Special Olympics Texas board member. “Through this game, our aim is to build awareness for Special Olympics, provide opportunities to get involved, and honor the Special Olympic athletes who inspire us all.

Toyota became a global partner of Special Olympics in 2017 to build upon a long history of support at the state and national level. Toyota supports Unified Sports activities related to Special Olympics primarily in Japan and the United States.

The Legends will host the Agua Caliente Clippers on the 15th in the first of a double-header between the two teams.  For tickets or information call 214-469-0822 or visit www.TexLegends.com.