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.
DON’T MISS OUT ON NC LETR MERCHANDISE!
Are you wanting for Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina merchandise for yourself, friends or family?
Look no further! With many different items, styles, colors, we have a little something for everyone.
Polar Plunge Season Returns
Find your freeze this Polar Plunge season! You can make a splash for Special Olympics by participating in one of the over 20 Polar Plunges taking place across North Carolina. Find a location near you!
Save the Date for the 2024 NC LETR Conference
The 2024 NC LETR Conference will return to Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee February 6-8! The conference will kick off with a Polar Plunge on the evening of February 6. Stay tuned for more information.
Thank You for Supporting the 2023 Plane Pull!
The Plane Pull for Special Olympics NC took place on Saturday, October 21, as more than 60 teams taking to the tarmac. Having raised a minimum of $1,000, each team had the chance to pull a 50,000-pound plane 25 feet as fast as possible. Congratulations to Knightdale Police Department on being the overall Plane Pull champions!
See photos from the event here.
Check Out the NC LETR Store
As the holidays approach, be sure to check out the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina store to find branded merchandise for yourself, friends or family. Shop now!
- Holly Springs law enforcement officer to represent North Carolina in Torch Run relay for 2022 Special Olympics USA Games
- Law Enforcement Torch Run recognized as Special Olympics game changer
- LETR promotional video available for use
- A message from Attorney General Josh Stein
- Chief LaMunyon’s 40th anniversary global fundraising total announcement