The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement. Each year, the LETR initiative grows bigger and better.


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As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® raised over US$42.6 million in 2012. Since its inception in 1981, it has grown extensively worldwide with over 97,000 volunteers spanning 46 countries, and raising more than US$461 million for the Special Olympics movement. Fundraising is only part of what the officers involved with the initiative give to the movement. Our athletes say law enforcement officers are truly supportive of the cause – extending to them friendship, acceptance and encouragement.

To learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, please visit www.letr.org

To Learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® International Conference please visit www.letrconference.org.  

For general inquiries, please contact Michael Teem, Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at mteem@specialolympics.org or 240-593-4949.


Torch Run Stories and News


января 18, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

2013 Final Leg Torch Runners are an International Team

By Erika Morant

Проведение пламя надежды в течение 2011 Всемирных летних специальных олимпийских играх в Афинах, Греция.

Более ста полицейских из 19 стран будут нести пламя Специальные Олимпийские надежды через Республику Корея за несколько дней до Всемирных зимних Игр в Пхенчхане.View Story Более ста полицейских из 19 стран будут нести пламя Специальные Олимпийские надежды через Республику Корея за несколько дней до Всемирных зимних Игр в Пхенчхане. Восемь спортсменов Специальных Олимпийских Игр из пяти стран примут участие в марафоне на двух маршрутах через заснеженные городах и селах страны. Финальная гонка является символом многих ежегодных мероприятий по сбору средств, организованной сотрудниками правоохранительных органов, и стала крупнейшим событием такого рода для Специальной Олимпиады. Международная команда будет состоять из десяти команд, которые будут работать на двух маршрутах. Оба маршрута будут пролегать через города и деревни по всей стране. Марафон начнется 23 января и завершится 29 января на главной сцене церемонии открытия Всемирных игр Специальной Олимпиады мира Пхенчхан зимних игр 2013 года. Перейдите по ссылке на сайт финальной гонке полицейских.

About Erika Morant:Я работаю для Специальной Олимпиады как специалист Программы почетных гостей и правоохранения.
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сентября 19, 2012 | SOI General: Headquarters

От Канады до Афганистана – Судьбы меняются

By John Langford

Афганские футболисты с Джоном Лэнгфордом в Афганистане.

John Langford, a mentor and trainer to the Afghanistan National Police Force from Canada and a member of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), recounts a beautiful story of the power of LETR and the uView Story Джон Лэнгфорд, инструктор Афганской Национальной Полиции из Канады и член Факельного пробега сотрудников правоохранительных органов (ФППО), рассказывает замечательную историю о возможностях Факельного пробега полицейских и беспрецедентной самоотдаче Специальной Олимпиаде, которые продемонстрировали сотрудники правоохранительных органов не только в своих странах, но и во всем мире. Джон рассказывает о своей деятельности по сбору средств и его реакции во время первых за много лет летних играх Специальной Олимпиады в Афганистане: «Я был свидетелем того, что те из нас, которые участвовали в ФППО, узнали и оценили: спортсменов, которые в других обстоятельствах никогда бы не смогли получить такую возможность поучаствовать в соревнованиях и поболеть друг за друга просто из любви к спорту. Там не было войны. Не было Талибанов. Это было поразительно.» 

About John Langford:Джон Лэнгфорд - инструктор Афганской Национальной Полиции из Канады и член Факельного пробега сотрудников правоохранительных органов.
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октября 25, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

The World's Largest Truck Convoy is an annual one-day celebration designed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. On October 25, 2014, when you fire up your engine at The Meadow Event Park, home of the Virginia State Fair, you will be joining thousands of other truck drivers throughout the United States and Canada, all of whom are driving with two goals in mind: 1) to form the largest procession of trucks the world has ever seen and 2) to build a bigger, better community for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics. In Virginia, this convoy takes place on Interstate 95 near Richmond and is organized by the Virginia State Police as part of their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Roy Zeidman
Email:rzeidman@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-726-3022
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Meadow Event Park
Doswell, Virginia
UNITED STATES

ноября 15, 2014

Lucky 7 Run

Special Olympics Mississippi is hosting the first Lucky 7 Run, a seven-mile charity fun run on November 15, to raise funds for Special Olympics Mississippi and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Join us for seven fun miles from Legends Grill in Flowood, across the Ross Barnett Reservoir Spillway, and finishing at McB’s in Ridgeland with live music, games and a good time for a great cause. Packets will be available from 3-8 p.m. at Legends Grill on Friday, November 14, 2014, and also on race day from 1-2:30 p.m. at Legends Grill.
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Flowood to Ridgeland, MS
Ridgeland, Mississippi
UNITED STATES

ноября 15, 2014

Hi-Line Hop Plunge

Freezin' for a Reason! The Hi-Line Hop is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don't be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:406-216-5327
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Cut Bank, Montana
UNITED STATES

мая 12, 2014

Great Falls Polar Plunge

Freezin' for a Reason! The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters during the Christmas Stroll. Don't be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel. Presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Montana.
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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Christmas Stroll
Downtown Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana
UNITED STATES

июня 12, 2014

Billings Polar Plunge

Freezin' for a Reason! The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters during the Christmas Stroll. Don't be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel. Presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Montana.
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:406-216-5327
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Lake Elmo
Billings Heights

Billings, Montana
UNITED STATES

авг 1 - сен 1 2015

LETR Kick Off Conference

The conference takes place January 8-9 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, Michigan. This conference is our opportunity to celebrate the past, present and future of the program. There will be sessions during the day on Thursday and an awards banquet Thursday evening. The event will wrap up Friday morning after breakfast. There is no cost for you to attend the conference (based on double occupancy).
For more information
Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone:800-644-6404
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Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Acme, Michigan
UNITED STATES

января 31, 2015

Lewistown Polar Plunge

Join us for the 2nd Annual Polar Plunge. The Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters during the 2015 Montana Winter Fair in Lewistown. Don't be left out of the cold! REGISTER TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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Montana Winter Fair
Lewistown , Montana
UNITED STATES

июн 2 - июл 2 2015

Polar Plunge -- Virginia Beach

Our Polar Plunge® Winter Festival is our largest annual fundraiser, attracting more than 10,000 people to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in February. Crowd favorites at this event include the Polar Plunge 5K on the boardwalk, the PeeWee Plunge for kids, our beach volleyball tournament, and, of course, the PLUNGE!
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Debbie Apperson
Email:dapperson@specialolympicsva.org
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Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Between 6th and 9th Streets

Virginia Beach, Virginia
UNITED STATES

июля 02, 2015

Penguin Plunge

Freezin' for a Reason! The Penguin Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don't be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100/$50* in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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City Beach
Whitefish , Montana
UNITED STATES

июля 02, 2015

Pintler Plunge

Freezin for a Reason! The Anaconda Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don’t be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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Silver Lake
Anaconda, Montana
UNITED STATES

февраля 14, 2015

Sweetheart Passion Plunge

Freezin for a Reason! The Sweetheart Passion Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don’t be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Helena, Montana
UNITED STATES

февраля 16, 2015

President's Plunge

Freezin for a Reason! The President’s Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don’t be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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East Gallatin Recreation Area
Bozeman, Montana
UNITED STATES

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