Katy Special Olympics athletes use their skills to help community

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Friday, July 24, 2020
Katy Special Olympics athletes give back during pandemic
The Katy Wolf Pack is the state's largest Special Olympics team! When the games got cancelled this year, they changed their focus to making a difference in the community. ❤️

KATY, TX (KTRK) -- With Special Olympics games and practices canceled due to COVID19, the state's largest team is changing its focus.

Members are now spending their time volunteering at local food pantries.

The Katy Wolf Pack was founded in 1999.

"We started out with six athletes and one sport, which was Track," explained Head Coach Don Wolf. "When we're not together, it's like, 'Wow, how's so and so doing?'"

Since COVID19 hit, members have been volunteering with Katy Christian Ministries twice a week, making sure shelves are clean and stocked.

"I like this because we're giving back to the community and becoming so helpful," said member Tori Shorthose.