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 San Antonio Fire Department hosts the Fire Truck Pull at the San Antonio Fire Training Academy on Saturday, Oct. 1 as a means to raise funds for Special Olympics Texas programming for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the San Antonio area. Check-in and walk-up registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The first pull is slated for 9:15 a.m. Registration can be completed in advance online.
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 66,000-pound fire truck for 75 feet. The challenge wraps up with an awards ceremony for the Fastest Public Safety Team (first and second place) and Most Money Raised (over the $480 registration fee.)
The entry fee is $480 per team (12 people) or $40 per person. If there are fewer than the required number of participants on a team, please indicate so that “fill-ins” can be found.
For more information, contact Anna Twitty (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 210.530.9898.
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-San Antonio Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX20.
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