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COMMUNITY TO TEAM UP WITH COPS AND SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES AT THE BOWLING ALLEY ON NOV. 19
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX)

November, 2016

Roll out your support for Special Olympics Texas athletes at Copperfield Bowling Center (15615 Glen Chase Dr.) on SaturdayNov. 19 and participate in Bowling for Badges, a fundraising event put on by the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Funds raised will go on to provide SOTX programming for nearly 10,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Houston area.

 

Registration can be completed online or on the day of the event, starting at noon. Bowling will begin at 1:00 p.m. The entry fee is $25 per person and $100 per team (4 bowlers).  The fee includes two games and shoe rental.

 

Each team will consist of four members - law enforcement, civilian or a mixture of both - and will be joined by one Special Olympics Texas athlete.  The tournament will wrap up with an awards ceremony to recognize 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

 

For more information about Bowling for Badges, contact Laila Zaka (lzaka@sotx.org) at 713.290.0049, ext. 234.

 

 

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@SOTexasfb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX;youtube.com/specialolympicstexas. Visit the SOTX – Panhandle Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX4.

 

 

 

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