Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 24, 2014
This week, Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) began site preparation for their new headquarters. The 20,000 square foot facility will be located in northeast Austin and will cost $7.1 million to complete. Steve and Amber Mostyn, founders of the Glenda Jean Mostyn and Joe E. Moreno Educational Foundation (Mostyn Moreno Foundation), helped kick-off fundraising efforts by donating $2 million to the SOTX Capital Campaign. The new headquarters will be named the Christi Stanley Building in memory of Amber Mostyn’s mother.
“My mother had a special place in her heart for those with special needs. One of her first jobs was at the Fort Worth State School,” said Amber Mostyn. “I grew up hearing her talk about what a privilege it had been to work there. I cannot think of a better way to honor my mother than to contribute to Special Olympics Texas.”
The fundraising efforts have produced $4.7 million in contributions already and the Capital Campaign is well on its way to reaching its goal. Construction on the headquarters is expected to be finished in 2015. The building will have high tech training rooms for coaches, athletes, volunteers, and medical professionals as well as housing facilities for staff, including conference rooms and space for public and private events.
To learn more about the Mostyn Moreno Foundation, please visit http://www.mostynmoreno.org.
To learn more about Special Olympics Texas, please visit: http://www.sotx.org.
About Mostyn Moreno Foundation
The Mostyn Moreno Foundation was created in 2006 by Houston trial lawyers Amber and Steve Mostyn to honor the memory of two caring Texans: Glenda Jean Mostyn, mother, grandmother, sister, and East Texas educator and Texas State Representative Joe E. Moreno, son, brother, friend, and legislator. Both cared very deeply about education and providing the best for children of Texas.
About 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 51,300 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.