APD to lead the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg Kick off for Special Olympics Texas

Kicks off Thursday, April 25th


Members of the Austin Police Department will kick off the final leg of the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. at the Velocity Credit Union, 9300 S. IH-35. The runners will make various stops to hand off the torch every 3 miles (map of stops attached). The final leg of the run will gather at the Austin-American Statesman around 9 a.m. where the runners will end at the south steps of the Capitol for a presentation.
Joining in the events at the capitol will be State Representative John Zerwas (Fort Bend), State Representative John Bucy (Cedar Park), State Representative Dan Flynn (Van), and Emceeing the event will be CEO of Special Olympics Tim Martin. Other speakers include, APD Chief Brian Manley, and Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athlete Morgan Collins.
Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg Kick Off for Special Olympics Texas
7:30 a.m.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Velocity Credit Union, 9300 S. IH-35
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics was started in 1981 by Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon, and is Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. Law enforcement officers throughout the world carry the "Flame of Hope" through the streets of their communities and deliver it to their local, state, national or world Special Olympics Games.

Media Inquires: David Norris, dnorris@sotx.org or 512.835.9873
Austin Police Department, Public Information Office, (512) 974-5017

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.