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.
NC LETR state director letter released
The NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics state director, Lieutenant Bill Davis, released his August letter. In this, he addresses the fundraising progress made, upcoming fundraising events and how to find photos from state-level LETR events. Read more.
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 November. These agencies include Alexander Correctional, Marion Correctional, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Office, Apex Police Department, Piedmont Correctional, Raleigh Police Department, Wilkesboro Police Department, New Bern Police Department and Fayetteville Police Department.
Monthly Torch Run Spotlight: Captain Alena Carson
This month’s Torch Run spotlight is Captain Alena Carson of Marion Correctional Institution! What started as a friendly rivalry between correctional facilities of who could fundraise the most for SONC has now turned into a passion. 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. The winning ticket will be drawn on December 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. EST. Get your ticket here!