Tip-A-Firefighter fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics

Tip-A-Firefighter fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics

The Beaumont Fire Department and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will trade in their fire hoses and jackets for serving aprons at the Tip-A-Firefighter fundraising event, held at the LongHorn Steakhouse, at 5920 Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Thursday, June 9, from 6–9 p.m. Firefighters will serve tables and will collect tips, which will be donated to Special Olympics Texas at the end of the dinner shift, to support programming and training for more than 700 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Beaumont Area.

Contributions can be made via cash, check or credit card. For more information, contact Laila Zaka 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. Visit the SOTX-Beaumont Area Facebook page at fb.com/SOTX5.

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