Here’s your chance to achieve a feat of strength with your hardest-working muscle; your heart. Sign up for the Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Fire Truck Pull at Bellaire City Hall(7008 S Rice Ave., Bellaire, TX 77401) on Saturday, Oct. 17 and get ready to raise funds for more than 10,100 athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Greater Houston area.
The challenge requires teams of 12 friends, family members and colleagues to put their biceps to the test and work together to pull an actual 55,000-pound fire truck for 75 feet.
The Fire Truck Pull, a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) fundraiser, is open to the public.
Registration can be completed online today, here: http://www.sotx.org/news-events/fire-truck-pull/a4/.
Check-in and walk-up registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The first pull is slated for 9:30 a.m. following the Opening Ceremony.
The event wraps up with an awards ceremony for the Fastest Public Safety Team, Fastest Civilian Team and Most Money Raised by a Team.
The entry fee is $25 per person or $300 per team of 12 pullers. If there are fewer than 12 on a team, please indicate so that “fill-ins” can be found.
For more information contact Cary Simonds (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 713.290.0049.
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, visitwww.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646. Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX-Greater Houston Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX4.
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