Residents from Del Rio are invited come out, bring a team and see who the strongest is in town at the 2015 Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) Fire Truck Pull on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Val Verde Country Fairgrounds (2006 N. Main St.).
The challenge requires teams of 10 friends, family members and colleagues to put their biceps to the test and work together to pull an actual 55,000-pound fire truck for 75 feet.
The Fire Truck Pull, a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) fundraiser, is open to the public.
Those interested in pulling should arrive to Val Verde Country Fairgrounds on the day of the event at10:00 a.m. to register your team. You may register in advance by contacting Anna Twitty (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 210.530.9898 or Sergio Mendoza (email@example.com) at 830.422.7562.
The first pull will occur at 11:15 a.m. following the Opening Ceremony. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of all pulling.
The entry fee is $30 per person or $300 per team of 10. If there are fewer than 10 on a team, please indicate so that “fill-ins” can be found.
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) 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 53,400 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 53,400 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. Visit the SOTX-San Antonio Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX20.
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