LUBBOCK, TX -- The Special Olympics of Texas received a generous gift on Tuesday.
United Express presented the organization with a check for $22,285 that was collected from stores all across the state.
The funds will benefit athletes who are part of the organizations and will be split up among areas and communities where they were raised.
"Special Olympics Texas is so proud to partner with The United Express Stores across our West and North Texas markets,” said Ashley Pena, west region associate executive director for Special Olympics Texas. “As we come back from more than a year away from the playing field, the funding provided to us through this campaign will help us kick off our 2021 competition season. Partnerships such as this, are how we as an organization continue to provide life-changing opportunities for thousands of athletes across the state, especially those in our own community. We look forward to the continued growth of our partnership and serving our athletes together.”