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 Council Director Letter Update
Bill Davis, State Council Director of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, shares his thoughts of what’s to come in 2021 with Guardians of the Flames in this update letter. Read now.
Congratulations to Special Olympics Mecklenburg County athlete, Robin Callaway, on receiving a 2020 International LETR Athlete Award! Law enforcement leadership across North Carolina and sports professionals for joining in on congratulating Robin for the well deserved honor. See the video.
Annual Dunkin’ Donuts Campaign returns May 2021
We’re excited to announce that the annual Dunkin’ Donuts Icon Campaign will return May 9-23! A proud supporter of SONC, Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner Coastal Franchising, LLC invites the public to visit any of the participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations to donate to Special Olympics NC through the Community Cups icon campaign.