Conroe ISD's Special Olympics Team, The Conroe Stars, is gearing up for the Special Olympics Summer Games competition in Arlington, Texas. The event is scheduled Thursday-Sunday, May 24-27. The team will have 14 athletes and 5 coaches in attendance. All athletes had to qualify by first attending the Kiwanis Invitation Track Meet and also by attending the Area Track Meet.
Over 4,000 athletes and coaches from all over the state will compete in track & field events, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, tennis, and equestrian events. The athletes will get to visit with old friends, attend the victory dance, and attend a Texas Rangers baseball game.
The Special Olympics Flame will be carried by volunteers from the Gulf Coast Law Enforcement Torch Run. These are local law enforcement members who will carry the "Flame of Hope" and make their way from Houston to Arlington, via Tomball, Navasota, Bryan, College Station, Brenham, Conroe, and Huntsville.
The Conroe leg will take place Thursday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. and will begin in the Home Depot parking lot and jog East on Highway 105 to the Montgomery County Courthouse, go around the courthouse and end in the Card and Party/School House Store parking lot. The law enforcement agencies from this area will be Conroe ISD Police Department, Montgomery County Precinct 2 Constables Department, City of Conroe Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff's Department. The Conroe Stars will also have a few athletes participating in the Special Olympics Torch Run.