CHEYENNE, Wyo (RLEASE) Bringing the community together for some fun. This unique event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.
Each team of 10 people must pay a $250 entrance fee to compete. This timed event will have each team pulling a fire truck 15 feet competing for the fastest time.
The Cheyenne Fire Truck Pull will happen Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 9:00 am in the Hobby Lobby parking lot (1840 Dell Range Blvd.). Spectators are welcome to this family-friendly event, please come join the fun.
This event is organized by Cheyenne Law Enforcement as part of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR). Their purpose is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.
If you didn't register early you can register tomorrow at the pull.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $50 Million USD for local Special Olympics programs in 2015 and over $500 Million since its inception in 1981.
About Special Olympics Wyoming
Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.
For more information check out the interview from the morning show.