NC LETR awarded international honors at annual conference
For the first time since 2019, the International Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Conference was held. This year’s Conference took place in Round Rock, TX, November 2-5. At the conference, NC LETR member David Keith Jones was inducted into the Chief Richard LaMunyon International LETR Hall of Fame and NC LETR Athlete Ambassador Dustin Edmondson was one of three athletes to receive the 2022 LETR International Executive Council Athlete Award. Read more!
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run®
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the largest year-round public awareness and grass-roots fundraising campaign for Special Olympics. Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, National, Regional and World Games. Annually, more than 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and the celebration of diversity, uniting communities around the globe. Here in North Carolina, nearly 2,000 law enforcement personnel support the NC LETR annually!
The LETR for Special Olympics engages law enforcement worldwide, championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Over the years, the Torch Run has evolved and now encompasses a variety of innovative fundraising events, including the Plane Pull®, Polar Plunge®, Tip-A-Cop®, Truck Convoy and more. Since its inception, LETR has raised almost $900 million worldwide with over $30 million being raised for Special Olympics North Carolina.
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Save the date for the 2023 NC LETR Conference
The 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina Conference will return to Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel and Casino February 7-9. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!
November Director Letter Available
Major Ryan Jackson, NC LETR Director, has released his November NC LETR Director Letter! In the letter, he overview successes of the past few months, as well as final upcoming events for the year. Read the full Director’s Letter.
Polar Plunge season is right around the corner!
Join thousands of people who will make a splash for Special Olympics by participating in our Polar Plunges taking place all over North Carolina! Are you planning to host a Polar Plunge in 2023? Fill out this form to give us the details.
Thanks to all who supported the 2022 Plane Pull!
On October 29, five-person teams competed to see who could pull a 40,000-pound plane 25 feet the fastest at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Congratulations to the champions of each division! Photos will be available soon here.
- Holly Springs law enforcement officer to represent North Carolina in Torch Run relay for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
- Law Enforcement Torch Run recognized as Special Olympics game changer
- LETR promotional video available for use
- A message from Attorney General Josh Stein
- Chief LaMunyon’s 40th anniversary global fundraising total announcement