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Community to Bowl with Cops & SOTX Athletes at Melís Lone Star Lanes for Bowling with Badges on April 23
Special Olympics Texas

April, 2017

Georgetown and Round Rock police officers will roll out support for local Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes at Mel’s Lone Star Lanes on Sunday, April 23 from 2-5 p.m.  The inaugural Bowling with Badges event is open to the public and will feature members of the community, police officers and SOTX athletes bowling together.


“The Bowling with Badges event means a lot to me and each of our officers,” said Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks. “The exceptional spirit and courage of these athletes is contagious. It’s truly an honor to support them year-round. If you have not had the opportunity to participate in a Special Olympics event, I encourage you to get involved. It’s truly life-changing.”


Registration for this event can be completed here. The entry fee is $30 per person and $120 per team.  The fee includes two games, shoe rental and a t-shirt. Team Registration also includes one large pizza. Day-of-Event registration will also be offered, starting at 1 p.m.


Bowling with Badges is a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) fundraiser that supports more than 4,000 SOTX athletes in the Central Texas area. As the organization’s largest grass-roots fundraiser public awareness vehicle, LETR raised more than $1.5 million statewide in 2016 to support SOTX athletes.


For more information about Bowling with Badges, contact Courtney Shelton ( at 512.491.2927.



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 $13 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 58,300 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 58,300 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 Visit the SOTX-San Antonio Area Facebook page at




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