Special Olympics Texas’ First Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Guardian Games to Take Place in Arlington


ARLINGTON, Texas - Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is set to host its first annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Guardian Games on Friday, June 24th, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The event will help support Special Olympics Texas athletes through the funding of SOTX sports competitions and health programs. Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), Special Olympics Texas athletes, Unified Partners, and members of the community will come together to compete in a ‘9-hole’ tournament of competition and learning to raise money for SOTX. 


Groups of four will compete in a variety of sports and games including Corn-hole Toss, Pickleball, Ladderball, and Law Enforcement exercises to promote inclusion. A total of 128 athletes and LETR Personnel will be in attendance, along with 128 Corporate Partners, and together they will form individual teams to compete. North Region Director of Development Leah Gambrel stated, “Special Olympics Texas is thrilled to be hosting our Inaugural Guardian Games at AT&T Stadium on June 24th! With the support of our Law Enforcement Torch Run, we can bring together athletes, community partners, and officers to compete in a variety of professional sports, ranging from Dallas Cowboys Quarterback throw, FC Dallas Goal shooting, Topgolf simulator, and many more!"


For more information, please visit https://www.sotx.org/event-detail/north-region-guardian-games-16054945

Contact Leah Gambrel at lgambrel@sotx.org or at (737) 228-5054 with any questions.

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.