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.
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 donates Torch to Lithuania
The Flame of Hope will burn a little brighter for Special Olympics athletes in Lithuania thanks to some help from North Carolina and Ireland. Lithuanian law enforcement officers are prohibited by law from seeking donations from the public and the NC LETR was pleased to donate a torch to assist them in their efforts to promote Special Olympics. The donation was organized and accepted by Sergeant Gary Gordon of the Kilkenny Garda (far left) and presented by a member of the Special Olympics North Carolina staff during her vacation in Ireland.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Sergeant Brent Hipp Honored
Sergeant Brent Hipp (center) received the Humanitarian Award from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol for his many years of outstanding community service, including raising thousands of dollars for the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina. He has been vital to the success of Polar Plunges and a 5k Glow Run in Lincoln and Henderson counties.
Torch run Directors’ Message
Hello Fellow Torch Runners, What a year it’s been for the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina! Thank you to each and every one of you for everything you’ve done to make the 2017 Torch Run year a success for the athletes of Special Olympics North Carolina. We’re proud to […]