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Indoor Soccer Tournament to Benefit SOTX on Oct. 17; Registration Still Open
Special Olympics of Texas

October, 2015

Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) will host the inaugural Flame of Hope Soccer Tournament at the Austin Indoor Soccer Center in Round Rock on Saturday, Oct. http://www.sotx.org/news-events/projects/flame-of-hope-soccer/flame-of-hope-soccer-header.jpg17 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  All ability levels are welcome to play in this tournament. During the tournament, participants will have a chance to meet members of the Austin Aztexsoccer team.

 

Matches of 15 minutes in length will be played in four-a-side and five-a-side formats. Each team must have a minimum of two females and at least one female must be on the field at all times during the match. Each team will be guaranteed two matches. Medals will be awarded to the first and second place teams.

 

Registration for a four-a-side team is $225 and may not consist of more than six players. Five-a-side teams are $250 and may not exceed eight players on the roster. The registration fee includes a T-shirt.

 

Registration and more details can be found at www.sotx.org/flamesoccer(Final day to register is Tuesday, Oct. 13.)

 

For additional information, contact Courtney Shelton (cshelton@sotx.org) at 512.491-2927.

 

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is Special Olympics' largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle.  In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985 and had grown to become one of the largest in the nation.  In the last decade, Torch Run has contributed over $11 million through the dedication of thousands of law enforcement personnel fundraising on behalf of SOTX.  The support provided by this dedicated group has contributed greatly to programs in local communities, which involve more than 53,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state.

 

About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 53,400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas;fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTXyoutube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX-Central Texas Area Facebook page atfb.com/SOTX13.

 

 

Co-Sponsors:
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Food Town, H-E-B Tournament of Champions,

Law Enforcement Torch Run, Sam’s Club and Walmart



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