On Saturday, July 1st, Get You In Shape is hosting the 8th Annual Coppell 5K benefitting Special Olympics Teams of Coppell. It is a community event with a 1-mile fun run, a timed 5K Race and a virtual option as well. We have partnered with the City of Coppell and this race is part of the grand opening ceremonies of Andy Brown Park. It will be the first 5K to take place at the new park.
For the past 7 years, the Coppell 5K has raised over $49,000 in support of our local Coppell Special Olympic Athletes. Our goal for the 8th Annual Coppell 5K is to continue to rally around these athletes with special needs and provide the financial support that this great organization needs. Coppell Special Olympics receives 90% of their funding from this one event. This financial support enables the athletes to receive letter jackets at their annual Special Olympics Banquet and provides banners and signage for traveling competitions. Annual needs also include uniforms, transportation, equipment and event fees.
The Coppell Special Olympics team is an organization dedicated to individuals with special needs. They offer opportunities for better health, fitness and confidence in a variety of programs. The mission of Special Olympics Texas is to provide year round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic type sports. To learn more about your local Coppell Special Olympics Teams and the sports they participate in, please visit www.coppellso.org.