The Fire Truck Pull is coming to Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Come show off your strength and skill at Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Fire Truck Pull! This exciting event features a tug-of-war contest that will take place on Saturday, May 10. The Fire Truck Pull is an extreme contest that allows teams of twelve people to attempt to pull a 55,000-lb fire truck in order to raise funds for SOTX!

The event will be located at the Armstrong/Kidsville Park at 100 James Collins Blvd. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m., followed by Opening Ceremonies at 10:00 a.m. and the first pull at 10:15 a.m. The registration fee is $300 per team or $25 per person. Following the pulls, there will be awards given to the Fastest Public Safety Team, Fastest Civilian Team, Most Money Raised, and the Fastest Youth Team!

Please click here to register for the event. For more information, please contact Doug Ray (dray@sotx.org) at 214.943.9981 or Doug Sisk (dsisk@duncanvillepd.com) at 972.780.5207.

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 44,500 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 51,300 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.

Sponsors:
Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists, Inc. and
W&B Service Company

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



Tela Mange
Vice President of Communications
Special Olympics Texas
tmange@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.