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First-Ever Flame of Hope Basketball Tournament to be Held Aug. 8-9
Special Olympics Texas

July, 2015

Rise to the rim and to the opportunity to support Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) at the inaugural Flame of Hope Basketball Tournament in San Antonio on Aug. 8-9 at Fox Tech Health and Law Professions Campus (637 N. Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205). Note: This event was original scheduled for July 25-26, but has since been rescheduled.


Teams will be placed in age division according to the oldest player on the team. There are 10 divisions:


·         Men’s Open & Women’s Open

·         Men’s Youth (15-17) & Women’s Youth (15-17)

·         Men’s Youth (12-14) & Women’s Youth (12-14)

·         Men’s Over 40 (ALL players must be over 40)

·         Special Olympics Athlete Team (Special Olympics athletes ONLY)

·         Unified Team (includes two Special Olympics athletes)

·         Corporate (ALL players from same business).


Click here to register! Be sure to follow and complete ALL 3 STEPS. See below for a list of fees. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support more than 9,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities in the San Antonio area. 


·         Adult Team (4 players) - $160

·         Unified Team (4 players, including 2 Special Olympics athletes) - $130

·         Special Olympics Athlete Team (4 Special Olympics athletes) - $100  

·         Youth Team (4 players) - $100


For more information or to sign up, visit or contact Anna Twitty ( at 210.530.9898.   

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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 or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; Visit the SOTX-San Antonio Area Facebook page at


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