Tuesday on Lubbock's First News, April Benavides, Area Director for the South Plains area of the Texas Special Olympics, gave details on how to support local athletes with intellectual disabilities by eating delicious food and listening to live music.

In the South Plains Area, there are about 13,000 athletes in the Texas Special Olympics. All money raised from the event will stay within the area, providing facilities, equipment, training, and improved quality of life to special Olympic athletes. Benavides said, "This money is helping our athletes push forward to different events."

The 25th annual Special Olympics Texas Ragin' Cajun event will take place Saturday April 12 from 4-10 p.m. at the City Bank Coliseum. It will feature a range of Cajun food, including crawfish, crab, shrimp, and sausage. There will be a separate menu for children. Live music by local artists will provide entertainment, along with a live and silent auction for sports memorabilia, restaurant gift cars, and other prizes. Tickets can be purchased for $40 at the door.

More information on the Texas Special Olympics and this event can be found at www.sotx.org or by calling April Benavides at (806)749-7000. For volunteer information, visit this website.

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