Super Stars Bowl - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Super Stars Bowl

Posted: Updated:

The Special Olympics Texas and the Wichita Falls Nighthawks hosted the inaugural Super Stars Bowl at memorial stadium Saturday.

 
 Seventeen athletes from Special Olympics Texas were given the chance to play flag football alongside players from the Wichita Falls Nighthawks.


 Thirteen female special Olympic athletes also were given the chance to join the Nighthawk Cheerleaders to form a cheerleading squad at the game.

 
 Special Olympics Area Director, Mike Strickland said this event is a great way to raise money for the organization.


 "We've partnered with the Wichita Falls Nighthawks to put on a flag football game fund raising game to support special Olympics. We are hoping that this can be our signature fund raising event for the year. We hope to raise anywhere between $10,000 to $20,000 on this event," Strickland said.


 Special Olympics Texas is a non-profit organization that promotes acceptance and understanding of those with intellectual disabilities.


 It provides more that 44,000 children and adults with disabilities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, and challenge themselves through sporting events.

  • News HeadlinesNews HeadlinesMore>>

  • Farm Bill Basics Meeting

    Farm Bill Basics Meeting

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 14:22:30 GMT
    The Texas AM AgriLife Extension will host a Farm Bill Basics meeting Monday, April 21st at the Region 9 Education Center located at 301 Texas Loop 11 in Wichita Falls. 
    The Texas AM AgriLife Extension will host a Farm Bill Basics meeting Monday, April 21st at the Region 9 Education Center located at 301 Texas Loop 11 in Wichita Falls. 
  • SKYWARN 6 FORECAST

    A Little Warmer Today, Rain Chances Return Tonight

    Slight Rain Chances Tonight Into Easter

    Saturday, April 19 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 10:22:48 GMT
    Slight Weekend Rain Chances
    Saturday's highs will be in the mid to upper 70's. Clouds will continue to stream into Texoma, but rain chances don't return until tonight. Easter Sunday could be a little stormy.
  • Animal Services Launches Adoption Program

    Animal Services Launches Adoption Program

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:23:57 GMT
    It was a big day for the Wichita Falls Animal Services on Friday. They launched their new adoption program!
    It was a big day for the Wichita Falls Animal Services on Friday. They launched their new adoption program!