LETR Carries the Torch for SOTX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) officers are hitting the streets of San Antonio for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX).  On May 24, officers will depart for the Summer Games Final Leg following a press conference at 9:00 a.m. at the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, located at 1 Coca-Cola Place in San Antonio.

Special guests at the send-off will include Assistant Special Agent in Charge - DEA of San Antonio, Mauricio Fernandez and Bexar County Sheriff, Amadeo Ortiz.

From Coca-Cola Bottling Company, the torch runners will travel north to IH-35 and Judson and end their trek at the Exxon Tiger Mart at the intersection.

On May 25, the San Antonio area officers will meet up with hundreds of law enforcement officers from across the state at the 2012 Summer Games in Arlington, where more than 3,000 SOTX athletes will compete in cycling, tennis, athletics (track and field), soccer, basketball and gymnastics.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run 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 44,000 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 44,000 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.

Co-Sponsors:
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Food Town, H-E-B Tournament of Champions
Charitable Trust and the Law Enforcement Torch Run


Ramonica Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Special Olympics Texas
rjones@sotx.org


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 58,800 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.