Play Paintball for Proceeds in El Paso

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Paintball, anyone?  Join Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for the 2nd Annual Paintball Tournament on September 22 in El Paso. The event will be held at American Eagle Paintball, located at 13191 Montana.

Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and the tournament will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The cost to participate is $40 per player (a limit of five players per team) until September 17; late registration is $50 per player. The fee includes two cases of paint, a paint gun, mask, pod and camouflage jacket. Participants must be at least 14 years old. 

For more information, contact Marsha Baray (mbaray@sotx.org) at 915.533.8229. Proceeds support more than 2,000 Greater El Paso area athletes. 

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
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 40,000 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
rjrones@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.