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.
Publix helped #CarryTheTorch
In early January, Publix customers and associates were able to make a donation to Special Olympics North Carolina at the register and receive a special Torch Icon that included exclusive savings on Procter & Gamble brands. Officers and SONC athletes greeted customers at stores in North Carolina January 4 and 11.
North Carolina Chiefs of Police encourage participation in NC LETR
View a message from Chief John Letteney of Apex Police Department, Chief Gina Hawkins of Fayetteville Police Department and Chief Catrina Thompson of Winston-Salem Police Department about the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.