The Flame of Hope will travel across the state from five different points throughout May. The relays will culminate on Friday, June 3, for the Circle of Honor and lighting of the cauldron at the 2022 Special Olympics NC Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Raleigh. Access the 2022 Final Leg Route!
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.
Dunkin’ Donuts icon campaign returns May 9-22
Special Olympics North Carolina is excited to partner with Dunkin’ Donuts for the Community Cups icon campaign taking place May 9-22! The public can visit any of the participating Dunkin’ Donuts store locations to support SONC, donate and fill out the icon.
Register to carry the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Flame of Hope!
The Unified Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg team for the USA Games will stop in Charlotte on its journey down the east coast! Join us to celebrate them as they carry the Flame of Hope to Orlando for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Register to attend.
Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving results
During March, Jersey Mike’s hosted its “Month of Giving” campaign in support of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games. Jersey Mike’s hosted its “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 30, when local Jersey Mike’s restaurants gave 100% of the day’s sales to the Games and the local state Programs attending Games. See the campaign results and view photos from the Day of Giving store visits!
Join us at the USA Games Final Leg stop in Charlotte
The Unified Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg team for the USA Games will stop in Charlotte on its journey down the east coast! Join us on May 26 at the North Gate entrance of Bank of America Stadium at 10 a.m. to celebrate them as they carry the Flame of Hope to Orlando for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games.
- 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