Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 44,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.
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Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic
What began as a small golf tournament to benefit a San Antonio charity is today a nationwide effort to improve the lives of children. The Valero Texas Open Benefit for Children Golf Classic, a project of the Valero Energy Foundation*, has proudly delivered tens of millions of dollars to children’s charities across the U.S. since 2002. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, funds are distributed to children’s charities in the communities where Valero has major operations. The result is a network of strong, well-supported agencies with the means to help thousands of disadvantaged, abused and neglected children.
Character Camp is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, registered in the state of Texas, that partners with local schools, youth agencies and Corporate America to make lasting and far-reaching impacts on families, educational institutions, communities and employers. Character Camp’s innovative youth camps, mentoring programs, on-campus projects and community events create win-win scenarios for everyone. Children enjoy safer, more productive pastimes. Communities enjoy lower crime rates. Educational institutions enjoy improved behavior which creates a more conducive learning environment. And employers enjoy the benefits associated with hiring honest employees with superior work ethics.
The Wheelhouse not-for-profit organization that opened its doors in 1952 in Deer Park, Texas. Serving up to 24 men on a consistent basis, it is a bare bones living environment that offers help to alcohol addicted men. The Wheelhouse offers a two-phase program that has an exceptionally high success rate because those who have been helped return to help new residents. This circle of receiving help is a proven way to continually empower all involved and to address life’s problems without returning to substance use/abuse. The Wheelhouse is not supported by any governmental agency. Funds are solely derived from corporate and individual contributions in addition to several fund raising events throughout the year.