It's Time to Unite for SOTX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) officers stand united.  On June 9, LETR members will stake out four United Supermarket locations around Amarillo.  They’re not on the hunt for shoplifting suspects, they’re raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX). 

From 9:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, police officers and highway patrol troopers will sell LETR t-shirts to raise money for SOTX athletes in the Panhandle area.  You can buy a T-shirt from LETR members at the United Supermarkets locations on Georgia, Gem Lake Road, 45th at Bell and I-40 at Grand l in Amarillo.

Come out and support Amarillo’s finest on Saturday.  For more information, contact Freddie Taylor (ftaylor@sotx.org) or Megan Spivey (mspivey@sotx.org) in the Panhandle area office at 806.374.7171.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
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.