About the Law Enforcement Torch Run®
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. The Torch Run efforts to raise funds include: collecting corporate sponsorships, T-shirt and hat donations and hosting unique fundraising events such as building sits, polar plunges and glow runs.
Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state in the Torch Run Final Leg, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh. The 2,000-mile, month-long Torch Run Relay involves more than 2,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across North Carolina.
2020 WOD for Inclusion
Thanks to all who participated in the 2020 WOD for Inclusion on July 18. Did you miss out? This year’s Workout of the Day for Inclusion went virtual, so you can still break a sweat for SONC! Learn more.
2020 Dunkin’ Donuts Icon Campaign
As we navigate these new and unprecedented times, Special Olympics North Carolina is excited to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts for the Community Cups icon campaign taking place August 9-23. See the participating stores here. The public can visit any of the participating Dunkin’ Donuts store locations to support SONC, donate and fill out the icon.
Keep the Hope Virtual Torch Run
Agencies across the state helped raise more than $25,500 for Special Olympics North Carolina during the Keep the Hope Virtual Torch Run! Durham Police Department made huge efforts to support SONC by raising nearly $7,500. Thanks to all who participated!
2020 Torch Run Conference
Thanks to the nearly 200 officers from across the state who joined us at the 2020 NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Atlantic Beach! Thank you to Raleigh Police Department & New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Unit Patrols for carrying the Flame of Hope to this year’s Conference. See photos from the conference.