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  LETR_Mark_North Carolina_Color for WEB The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina   The Torch Run efforts to raise funds include: collecting corporate sponsorships, T-shirt and hat donations and hosting unique fundraising events such as building sits, polar plunges and golf tournaments. Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state in The Torch Run Final Leg, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh. The 2,000-mile, 15-day Torch Run Relay involves more than 2,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across North Carolina.

For more information about the Law Enforcement Torch Run, contact one of the NC Torch Run State Co-Directors Claudia Morgan, Keith Jones, or contact SONC Development Director for the Torch Run Leslie Moyar.

Plane Pull® for Special Olympics

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The 2015 Plane Pull™ presented by Credit Suisse to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina was a success raising more than $90,000 with seventy teams from across the state to support nearly 40,000 registered Special Olympics athletes in North Carolina.Click here for the 2015 Plane Pull times.

The 2015 Contest winners are:

Top fundraising team: Credit Suisse’s Pulling for Change - $3,905

Top fundraising individual: Tyler Hatley (Tyler’s Jet Streams 3) – $2,928.79

Top Special Olympics NC Athlete fundraiser: Tyler Hatley (Tyler’s Jet Streams 3) – $2,928.79

Top Event Themed T-shirt Design: ResCare

Top Team Spirit T-shirt: Fayetteville Police Department.

The 2015 Plane Pull results are:

Corporate Division


2. Credit Suisse Helvetians

3. Food Lion DC-4 Team Good Fellas

Law Enforcement Division

1. State Highway Patrol Smokey Bears-Overall Champs

2.Fayetteville Police Department Red Team

3. Fayettville Police Department Blue Team

 Female Division

1. Probation & Parole Plane Janes

2. HMS – Host Bahama Mamas

3. Fayetteville Police Department – White Team

This unique event is presented by Credit SuisseDeltaHMS HostRDU International Airport, and UPS, to benefit the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics North Carolina.

Other 2015 Plane Pull sponsors included Event sponsors include: Credit Suisse, Delta, GoJet Airlines, RDU International Airport, UPS, HMS Host, Citadel Contractors, Food Lion, Sheetz, Archer Western Contractors.


Contact Michelle Zaski at or 919 719-7662 x 119 with any questions about the event.