A true test of strength and willpower will be on display at the San Angelo Fire Truck Pull atTexas Roadhouse (3057 TX-306 Loop) on Saturday, Nov. 5. 


The event put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), SOTX’s largest grass-roots fundraiser, will raise funds for providing Special Olympics programming for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in San Angelo and surrounding areas. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the first pull is slated for 8:45 a.m.

To contend for the title of 2016 Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions, gather a team of 12 of your bravest and strongest friends, family or co-workers and compete to see who will be the fastest to pull a 55,000-lb fire truck for 75 feet. Victors will be awarded following the competition.

The entry fee is $25 per person or $300 per team. If you do not have a team of 12, please indicate so that “fill ins” can be found.

For more information, visit www.sotx.org/firetruckpull or contact Luann Chastain (lchastain@sotx.org) at 326.677.3200.

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 $12 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 55,200 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 55,200 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 – Big Country Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX14.