Amarillo Lights the Way for SOTX
Light the way for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX)! SOTX – Panhandle area is getting fired up for the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), May 22-23. The trek is a prelude to the 2012 Summer Games in Arlington, May 24-27.
The Torch Run is set for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. It’ll begin at the Civic Center, located at 401 South Buchanan Street, in downtown Amarillo. From there, torch runners and SOTX athletes will run to the Eagle Center Building, located at 112 West 8th, where they will host the Torch Run press conference. Immediately following the press conference, the runners will enjoy lunch and an awards ceremony in the Eagle Center Building basement.
The Torch Run Team will leave Amarillo on Wednesday for the final leg of the trek to the Summer Games at UT Arlington. Along the way, they’ll make stops in Childress and Wichita Falls. For more information, contact the Panhandle area office at 806.374.7171.
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fund-raiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event where officers and athletes run the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of local competitions, or State, Provincial or World Summer or Winter Games. At its more extensive, the Torch Run program encompasses a variety of fundraising vehicles such as t-shirt or merchandise sales, donations for runners in the Torch Run, corporate donations, and special events.
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.
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