Multi-state Special Olympics Torch Run Stopping in Austin, TX

On May 5th, 2022, LETR will be making its stop in Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 04, 2022


MEDIA ADVISORY: 
When and Where: LETR will be making its stop in Austin, TX on May 5th, 2022. The Austin Final Leg run is scheduled to start at 9:00am and will begin at the Austin American-Statesman. The run will end at the Texas Capitol at 9:30am, where we will have a brief press conference.  

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is a multi-state, two-week tour.  Guardians of the Flame of Hope will carry the iconic torch during the Final Leg leading up to the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games taking place in Orlando, Florida, June 5 through June 12.  In Texas, Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) staff, volunteers, LETR and athletes are additionally celebrating the torch run leading up to next month's Summer Games.  

For over 40 years, the law enforcement community has served as a dedicated legion of protectors and supporters for Special Olympics. During the Law Enforcement Final Leg, six Special Olympics athletes will join law enforcement officers to safely carry the Flame of Hope to Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida on Sunday, June 5. The Flame of Hope will ignite a custom-made, never-before-seen cauldron during the Opening Ceremony, which will then reside at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the duration of the USA Games.

Please Contact Shay Johnson with any questions:
210 556 4704




Please Contact Shay Johnson with any questions:
210 556 4704

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.