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.
Eastern NC law enforcement come together for SONC
Pender Correctional Institution hosted a Torch Run Relay in Eastern North Carolina, uniting NC Department of Public Safety, NC State Highway Patrol, Pender County Sheriff’s Office, Burgaw Police Department, Surf City Police Department and Wrightsville Beach Police Department. The event raised $2,000 in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics NC.
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.
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 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.