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.
Davidson County Sheriff’s Office and CrossFit Hog Town recognized
Davidson County Sheriff’s Office partnered with CrossFit Hog Town for the first-ever WOD for Inclusion on July 21, 2018. Together, they raised over $3,000 for Special Olympics NC and became the event’s top fundraisers. Read more courtesy of The Dispatch.
Chief Charity Ride raises funds for Special Olympics NC
The Greensboro Police Department hit the road for Special Olympics NC at the Chief Charity Ride on Oct. 27. More than 50 motorcycle riders raised almost $5,000 for SONC during the ride. Mark your calendars for next year’s ride on Sept. 7, 2019.
A winner has been drawn for the Polaris Ranger 500
Congratulations to Ashley and Josh Hege of Winston-Salem for winning the Polaris Ranger 500! Their ticket was randomly drawn on November 1 and the proceeds of ticket sales benefit Special Olympics North Carolina.
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 in pledges 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.
- Winston-Salem Police Department goes above and beyond the call of duty
- 2018 NC LETR Conference photos are now available
- New LETR promotional video available for use
- North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics honors outstanding individuals and agencies with awards
- Torch Runner includes Special Olympics in Will