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.
Two North Carolinians carry Flame of Hope throughout Washington
Sgt. Jennifer Osborn and Robin Callaway helped to deliver the Flame of Hope to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony on Sunday, July 1. The duo marched in with Team North Carolina and were part of the cauldron lighting during the program. Check out photos of their time in Washington here.
Thank you for participating in the Torch Run relay!
Approximately 2,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers, sheriff deputies and corrections officers carried the Flame of Hope nearly 2,000 miles to the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in June. Photos from the Final Leg in Raleigh and the Circle of Honor are now available!
Enter to win a Polaris 500 Ranger
Purchase your $10.00 ticket for your chance to win a Polaris 500 Ranger! A winner will be drawn on November 1, 2018 and only 5,000 tickets will be sold so buy your ticket today.
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 $50 for 50 pledge form is available online. Pledges can also be taken through our online fundraising page.
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