AUSTIN (KXAN) - Special Olympics Texas will build an 18,000-square foot headquarters in East Austin that is expected to be ready in about 18 months, the organization said Friday.
"This new facility will be a game-changer for Special Olympics Texas and its thousands of athletes and their families," said Billy Glass, chairman of the Capital Campaign and the father of a Special Olympics Texas athlete. "Having a new, state-of-the-art facility will allow Special Olympics Texas to create additional opportunities and programs for our athletes."
The facility will be built on a 4.2-acre tract at the corner of Rutherford Lane and Centre Park Drive. it house offices, meeting space and teleconferencing facilities, as well as a Family Resource Center and high-tech training rooms for coaches, volunteers, athletes and medical professionals.
Construction on the new facility is expected to begin later this year, with the organization moving into the building in December 2014.
A $6 million capital campaign to fund construction continues, with almost $2.5 million already raised. The GEO Group made the first large gift to the campaign—$2 million—financed through a yearly golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics Texas.
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