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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.

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Thursday, January 28th

  • 3pm-5pm – Unified Flag Football Game, all invited to participate!
  • 4pm-6pm – Hotel Check in at the Sleep Inn ~ Transportation from the Hotel to Dance Hall Daze will  be provided during the 6pm-7pm hour
  • 6pm-7pm – Registration at Dance Hall Daze
  • 7:30pm – Dinner, Bib’s BBQ
  • 6pm-8pm – Fundraising Expo, Silent Auction and Raffle (Please make sure to fill out the Online Silent Auction Form by January 15th!)
  • 8pm-11pm – Kickoff Social ~ Join us in your favorite football jersey for a great opportunity to renew acquaintances and enjoy music by the band, The Polaroids.  Transportation from Dance Hall Daze back to Hotel will be scheduled every 30 minutes from 9pm-11pm.

Friday, January 29th

  • 6am-7am – Breakfast at Hotel
  • 7am-8am – Registration at Dance Hall Daze ~ Transportation from the Hotel to the Dance Hall Daze will be on your own.
  • 8am-3pm – General Session ~ Lunch will be provided by Sheetz

Important Information:

  • Unified Flag Football Address, Winston Salem State University Recreation Center – 601 S Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27110.  
    • Please make sure to wear your sports gear!
    • Be prepared to play Flag Football with some of our Forsyth County Athletes!
  • Hotel Address, Sleep Inn – 1406 Heartland Dr, Kernersville, NC 27284.  
    • Overnight accommodations will be provided by Special Olympics NC for a maximum of 2 attendees from your agency. Any additional attendees from your agency will have to pay for their hotel with a rate of $68+tax.  Contact Michelle Zaski at to make reservations.
  • Event Address, Dance Hall Daze – 612 Edgewood St, Kernersville, NC 27284
  • Please make sure your agency brings an item for the Silent Auction that will take place on Thursday. Any funds raised from the item will go towards your agencies 2016 fundraising efforts.  Online Silent Auction Form must be completed for all silent auction items by January 15th.

Please make sure that If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Zaski at


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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by:

International Association of Chiefs of Police
North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police: (Endorsement Letter)
National Sheriff’s Association
North Carolina Sheriff’s Association: (Endorsement letter)
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
NC Department of Public Safety
NC Department of Justice
National Association of School Resource Officers
North Carolina Association of School Resource Officers