Take the Challenge, Test Your Strength

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Got muscles?  …Then bring on the brawn and gather your burliest buddies for the annual Fire Truck Pull challenge in Laredo.  Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) – Laredo Area and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will host the Fire Truck Pull on May 15, in conjunction with National Police Week.  Teams of 10 people will put their biceps and triceps to the test and work together to pull an actual 55,000 pound fire truck for up to 50 feet! 

The event will start with Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m., followed by the first pull at 9:30 a.m. at the City of Laredo Civic Center. The challenge will wrap with an awards ceremony for the Fastest Pull.  The entry fee is $10 per person or $100 per team.       

For more information or to find out about volunteer opportunities with SOTX, contact Maribel Santoya-Maciel (msantoya-maciel@sotx.org) at 956.712.2144.


About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

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.