Co-­Directors named to lead NC Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics

Major Cam Selvey of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Captain Robert Spatorico of the Fayetteville Police Department will serve as co-directors of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® (NC LETR) for Special Olympics North Carolina in 2019, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina.

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections facilities across the state in an annual effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. In 2018, more than $1.3 million was raised for Special Olympics NC through the Torch Run efforts. A statewide committee of officers from various agencies and several Special Olympics NC athletes oversee the annual activities of the NC LETR throughout the state.
Major Selvey has been employed by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for 27 years and currently commands the Criminal Investigations Bureau. He has organized his department’s Torch Run fundraising efforts since 2014, serving on the statewide Torch Run Council since 2017. He was recognized in 2016 for his work with the NC LETR by receiving the Guardian of the Flame award.
Captain Spatorico has been employed by the Fayetteville Police Department since 1995 and is currently the Civil Emergency Unit Team Commander as well as the Vice Investigative Division Commander. He became his department’s Torch Run co-coordinator in 2014 and has served on the statewide Torch Run Council since 2015.  Under his leadership, the Fayetteville Police Department was honored with the 2017 Torch Run Directors Award, for their significant and consistent fundraising efforts within the Torch Run. Additionally, the department received the 2018 Outstanding Organization award from Special Olympics Cumberland County.
“We are fortunate to have both of these dedicated law enforcement officials provide leadership to the thousands of officers across the state who annually take part in the North Carolina Torch Run efforts,” said Fishburne. “Their devotion to the Special Olympics mission makes them the perfect leaders to serve in this important role.”
For more information about the NC LETR, visit
About the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an international fundraising campaign for Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 5 million children and adults around the world who have intellectual disabilities. In 2018, the NC Torch Run efforts resulted in over $1.3 million being raised for SONC.  Nearly 40,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics in North Carolina, making it one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of School Resource Officers, NC Association of School Resource Officers, NC Department of Justice and the NC Department of Public Safety.

About Special Olympics North Carolina

Since 1968, Special Olympics North Carolina has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.  SONC offers year-round training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at Engage with us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube.
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