Teams to Show Off Strength, Support for Special Olympics Texas at the Duncanville Fire Truck Pull on Saturday

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Members of the Duncanville community, city staff, emergency services, as well as law enforcement members from around the Metroplex will converge on Armstrong Park this Saturday morning for the annual Fire Truck Pull to benefit Texas Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

You can join the fun by putting together a team, or simply coming out and cheering on the teams.

Registration for the event is Saturday, May 20, at 9 a.m. with a registration fee of $300 per team, or $25 per person.

The opening ceremony for the event will be at 10 a.m., with the first pull scheduled for 10:15 a.m. in the parking lot located near the D.L. Hopkins, Jr., Senior Center.

Teams will be pulling a 55,000 pound fire engine as they attempt to be the fastest to cover 75 feet.

Awards will be presented to the winning teams after the final pull.

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 @SOTexas;;

Visit the SOTX-Greater Dallas Area Facebook page at