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Local Law Agencies & Public Safety Units to Host Fire Truck Pull atDell Diamond
Special Olympics Texas

July, 2016

Round Rock Fire Truck Pull to Benefit Special Olympics Texas on August 21 at Dell Diamond

Central Texas-area law enforcement and public safety units to host team-building fundraiser to support more than 3,500 local SOTX athletes.

 

Members of the local community will be able to test their strength or show it off when the Round Rock Fire Truck Pull comes toDell Diamond on Sunday, August 21. The annual event is a team-building activity and a way to raise funds for Special Olympics Texas programming for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Central Texas area.

 

In addition, all registrants will receive a ticket to see the Round Rock Express in action against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox that evening at 6:05 p.m.

 

Registration to pull the fire truck can be completed online. Day of event registration we be held, starting at 2:00 p.m.  The first pull is slated for 3:15 p.m. 

 

The event is open to the public and is put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), SOTX’s largest grass-root fundraiser.

 

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 Round Rock fire truck for 75 feet. The challenge wraps up with an awards ceremony for the Fastest Team Pull.

 

The entry fee is $30 per person or $360 per team (12 people). If there are fewer than 12 on a team, please indicate so that “fill-ins” can be found.

 

In the event of inclement weather, which could result in the cancellation of the Fire Truck Pull, entry fees will remain donations to Special Olympics Texas.

For more 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 $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, visitwww.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexasfb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX;youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX-Central Texas Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX13.

 

 

Host Sponsor:

 

Round Rock Express

 

Statewide Year-Round Co-Sponsors:
State sponsors, Law Enforcement Torch Run, HEB Tournament of Champions, FoodTown, Sam's Club, United Healthcare, Toyota, Walmart



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