On May 5, 2016, the Dallas Police Department helped kick off the Special Olympics Summer Games by participating in the Law Enforcement Torch run. The runners took off from Jack Evans Headquarters and ran through downtown Dallas, Uptown, and Highland Park. After running for 7 miles, the runners crossed the finish line at Southern Methodist University. Dallas police employees run this annual event to help bring awareness to individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities.
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 51,300 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.
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