Special Olympics Texas breaks ground on Austin headquarters

Nov 26, 2013
Austin Business Journal

Construction will begin soon on the $6 million Special Olympics Texas state headquarters at 1804 Rutherford Lane in Northeast Austin. The 20,000-square-foot building will be finished by early 2015, creating a permanent home for staff and volunteers


The state organization, which dates back to 1969, currently provides 44,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in one of 23 sports


“Our new headquarters will be a game changer for us,” said Rudy Lopez, chairman of the organization’s board of directors, in a statement. “Owning a permanent building will allow us to maximize the impact of all donations and better serve the needs of the athletes.”


The fundraising for the campus has surpassed the 75 percent mark with nearly $4.7 million in pledges


Two major gifts were given to launch the campaign: $2 million by the GEO Group Inc., a correctional, detention and re-entry services company, and $2 million by Amber and Steve Mostyn of Houston. The new headquarters will be named the Christi Stanley Building, the mother of Amber Mostyn, who passed away recently


Architectural design was provided by Jackson Galloway Associates of Austin and construction is being handled by White Construction Co. of Austin


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