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-level awards announced
The NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics recently presented state-level awards to outstanding individuals and law enforcement agencies that support Special Olympics NC at three regional NC LETR Conferences held in Raleigh, Atlantic Beach and Asheville. Read more.
Special Olympics NC to be Mac’s Speed Shop Charity Partner throughout June
For the month of June, Mac’s Speed Shop is partnering with Special Olympics NC! When you visit one of their locations, you can round up your bill at the end of your meal or ask your server how to make a donation. Find a location near you.
Monthly Torch Run Spotlight: Sheriff Mike Roberson
This month’s Torch Run spotlight is Sheriff Roberson of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office! In addition to being this month’s spotlight, Sheriff Roberson was recently named the 2020 NC LETR Sheriff of the Year. See the video.
Dunkin’ Donuts campaign comes to an end
Thanks to all who donated to Special Olympics NC through the Dunkin’ Donuts Community Cups icon campaign May 9-23! More than 50 locations hosted the campaign in support Special Olympics athletes across the state.