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 glow runs.
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, month-long Torch Run Relay involves more than 2,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across North Carolina.
Attorney General Josh Stein shares a message with NC Law Enforcement
View a message for North Carolina law enforcement officers from Attorney General Josh Stein, Honorary Chairman of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Winston-Salem Police Department goes above and beyond the call of duty
From hockey games to Polar Plunges, Winston-Salem Police Department takes the role as Guardians of the Flame very seriously. Read more.
Join the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run and pledge $50 for 50 years of inclusion
Participating law enforcement agencies who raise $2,000 or more from runner pledges for their relay will receive a Special Olympics 50th Anniversary commemorative torch for their agency. The top fundraising law enforcement agency will be awarded a trip for two officers to the 50th Anniversary global celebration in Chicago, Illinois July 17-22, 2018. The $50 for 50 pledge form is available online. Pledges can also be taken through our online fundraising page.
Two North Carolinians to carry Flame of Hope throughout Washington
Sgt. Jennifer Osborn of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Special Olympics NC athlete Robin Callaway are among those who will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Read more.
North Carolina LETR names new manager
Ruth Lee has been named the new manager for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina. A graduate of North Carolina State University, Ruth interned with the NC LETR before joining the SONC staff in February. Ruth handles day-to-day communications with Torch Run officers including event notifications, material requests and logistics.
Torch run Directors’ Message
Greetings Fellow Law Enforcement officers, On behalf of the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Council, we would like to personally thank each of you for becoming involved in the 2018 Torch Run campaign to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. We enter the New Year with great momentum from 2017 when […]