Those looking to test their strength or show it off in front of the community will have their chance to do just that when the Duncanville Police Department and Duncanville Fire Department hosts its annual Fire Truck Pull at Armstrong/Kidsville Park on Saturday, May 21 as a means to raise funds for Special Olympics Texas programming for athletes with intellectual disabilities in the Greater Dallas area. Check-in and walk-up registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The first pull is slated for 10:15 a.m. Registration can be completed in advance online here.
The event is open to the public and is put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), SOTX’s largest grass-root fundraiser, and is presented by Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. and W&B Service Company.
The Fire Truck Pull requires teams of 12 friends, family members and colleagues to put their biceps and working together to pull an actual 55,000-pound Duncanville fire truck for 75 feet. The challenge wraps up with an awards ceremony for the Fastest Public Safety Team, Fastest Civilian Team, Most Money Raised and Fastest Youth Team.
The entry fee is $25 per person or $300 per team (12 people). If there are fewer than 12 on a team, please indicate so that “fill-ins” can be found.
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 $12 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 55,200 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 55,200 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/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX-Greater Dallas Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX10.
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