Special Olympics Texas Gets Record $2 Million Donation

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AUSTIN (August 16, 2013)--Special Olympics Texas has received a record $2 million donation that will go toward building a new headquarters in northeast Austin.

The donation, the largest individual gift in the organization's history, was made by Houston lawyers Amber and Steve Mostyn.

The donation follows a $2 million lead gift from the GEO Group, which sponsors an annual golf tournament benefiting the organization.

The most recent donation honors Amber Mostyn's mother who recently passed away and had a love for special needs children.

The 20,000-square foot facility will contain offices, meeting space, teleconferencing facilities, Family Resource Center, and high-tech training rooms for coaches, athletes, medical professionals and volunteers.

The projected cost is $6 million and so far more than $4 million has been raised.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Sept. 6 and the building is slated for completion in 2015.