The 2017 Torch Run t-shirt is now available! Tech shirts (grey) are $20 and cotton shirts (green) are $15. Agencies may order additional shirts here.
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.
Torch Run honors outstanding agencies and individuals
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics recently presented state-level awards to outstanding individuals and law enforcement agencies that support Special Olympics in North Carolina at the 2017 Torch Run conference in Pinehurst.
Haywood County Sheriff’s Office recognized for 2016 fundraising
For the first time, the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office has earned a spot in the top 10 on the list of 50 law enforcement agencies in the state that raised the most money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run in North Carolina last year.
NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics kicks off 2017 fundraising & awareness campaign
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch for Special Olympics kicked off its 2017 campaign of raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina during an annual conference held in Pinehurst. View agency and TapSnap photos from the conference.
Deputy Daniel Blagg Selected to Carry the Flame of Hope in the Torch Run Final Leg for 2017 Special Olympics World Games
Deputy Daniel Blagg of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in Waynesville has been selected as North Carolina’s only law enforcement official to the Final Leg team that will run the “Flame of Hope” throughout Austria in March 2017 prior to the start of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.
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 2016 Torch Run campaign to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. We enter the New Year with great momentum from 2016 when […]