Special Olympic Texas increases esports involvement, helping athletes with more life skills – KVUE.com

Special Olympic Texas increases esports involvement, helping athletes with more life skills – KVUE.com

For those Special Olympic athletes who’d rather play with a controller than a ball, Special Olympics Texas is offering more and more opportunities.

GEORGETOWN, Texas — To those who think video games can be a waste of time, you might need to reconsider after watching AJ Batiste, Bruce Clarke and Eli Burgett play.

“We started this during the pandemic, as an opportunity for our athletes to participate in virtual activities,” said Batiste. “In order to be a Special Olympics athlete and participate as an athlete, you have to have some sort of intellectual disability. This program really allows us to empower our athletes to do great things.”

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