Congratulations to Special Olympics Mecklenburg County athlete, Robin Callaway, on receiving a 2020 International LETR Athlete Award!
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 final thoughts of 2020 with Guardians of the Flames in this End of Year letter. Read now.
Thanks to law enforcement leadership across North Carolina and sports professionals for joining in on congratulating Robin Callaway for the well deserved honor of receiving the 2020 International LETR Athlete Award.
2020 Dunkin’ Donuts Icon Campaign
A huge thank you to all who supported the Dunkin’ Donuts Community Cups icon campaign that took place August 9-23! Nearly 50 stores across the state participated in this successful fundraiser. See photos.
LETR fundraises as torch travels across NC
The Flame of Hope is on a journey across the state this holiday season! You can get your own 2020 Torch Run commemorative t-shirt for just $5 now. Shop here.