Law enforcement officers brought the Flame of Hope into the 2015 World Games Opening Ceremonies on July 25. Officer Al Negron, a 13-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department, represented NC in the Torch Run Final Leg. View photos from Officer Negron’s journey.
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.
Recent Torch Run News from Around the State
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