Mark your calendars to join us at the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina Conference February 8-9, 2022, in Cherokee at the new Harrah’s Hotel & Casino Convention Center. Registration will open in December and will include all of the conference details. Stay tuned!
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 $800 million worldwide with over $30 million being raised for Special Olympics North Carolina.
Plane Pull raises $110,000 for Special Olympics NC
Teams of five competed to see who can pull a 30,000-pound plane 25 feet the fastest at the 2021 Plane Pull on October 30. Together, we raised $110,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina athletes. Congratulations to the Foothill Regulators for being named the 2021 Plane Pull champions! Photos of the event are available here.
NC LETR selected for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Torch Run relay
Captain Michael Patterson of the Holly Springs Police Department was selected by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) International Executive Council to represent the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics North Carolina (NC LETR) at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, taking place in Orlando June 5-12. Read more.
November Torch Run Spotlight: Sgt. Ken Klos-Weller
This month’s Torch Run spotlight is Sgt. Ken Klos-Weller of Raleigh Police Department! A member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina (NC LETR) State Council, Klos-Weller promotes the mission of Special Olympics through law enforcement’s statewide efforts. Read more.
2021 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000 Raffle
When you purchase a raffle ticket, not only are supporting Special Olympics NC but you also have a chance to win a 2021 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000! It only takes $20 per ticket to enter. Access the raffle flyer here! The winning ticket will be drawn on December 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. EST. Get your ticket here!