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!
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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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.
WOD for Inclusion continues through October 31!
Thanks to all who participated in the WOD for Inclusion at a participating gym on July 16! Couldn’t host a WOD event on July 16? You can host your WOD for Inclusion on a day that works best for your gym now through October 31. See the event flyer and the fillable event flyer for gyms/teams. Learn more here.
Test your strength at the 2022 Plane Pull
Pull 40,000 pounds in support of 40,000 SONC athletes! On October 29, five-person teams will compete to see who can pull a 40,000-pound plane 25 feet the fastest at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Does your team have what it takes to be the next Plane Pull champions? Prove it! Register now.
NC LETR agencies host golf tournaments for SONC
Law enforcement agencies across the state will be hosting golf tournaments to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina now throughout the fall. These agencies include Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, Raleigh Police Department, Pinehurst Police Department, Fayetteville Police Department, New Bern Police Department, Piedmont Correctional and Jacksonville Police Department.
- 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