NC LETR members headed to Berlin
Representing Special Olympics North Carolina, retired Winston-Salem Police Department officer Claudia Morgan and Special Olympics Guilford County athlete Dustin Edmondson will join other law enforcement officers and athletes in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg for Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023. The world’s largest sports and humanitarian event taking place in 2023, the World Games will be held June 17-25 in Berlin, Germany. Read more!
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 $900 million worldwide with over $30 million being raised for Special Olympics North Carolina.
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State Director Letter – March 2023
Major Ryan Jackson, NC LETR State Director, has released the latest state director letter, in which he details the success of the 2023 NC LETR Conference, the accomplishments of 2022 and what is to come in 2023. Read the full letter here.
Publix Campaign Results Are In!
We’re excited to announce that the annual Publix Torch Icon campaign, held January 11-22, raised more than $240,000! Thanks to each and every one of you who helped make this campaign a success! As part of the campaign, athletes, law enforcement officers and volunteers headed to Publix stores across the state for meet and greets. See photos from the meet and greets!
Polar Plunges Taking Place Across the State
Be a part of the Outer Banks Wave Pool Plunge at H2OBX Waterpark on March 18. Register now! Thanks to NC LETR agencies for hosting Polar Plunges in their community, like the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office who hosted their annual Polar Plunge on February 25. See photos!
Mark Your Calendars: Dunkin’ Donuts Icon Campaign Returns
The annual Dunkin’ Donuts icon campaign will return May 10-24 to participating stores. Stay tuned for more information on how your agency can support this effort!
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- LETR promotional video available for use
- A message from Attorney General Josh Stein
- Chief LaMunyon’s 40th anniversary global fundraising total announcement
NC LETR Leadership
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