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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


一月 18, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

国际化的2013执法人员火炬跑队伍

By 埃里卡•莫兰特 (Erika Morant)

Carrying the Flame of Hope during the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

此次韩国平昌特奥世界冬季运动会圣火在韩国境内的传递工作由来自十九个国家的100多名执法人员协助进行。View Story 此次韩国平昌特奥世界冬季运动会圣火在韩国境内的传递工作由来自十九个国家的100多名执法人员协助进行。与这些执法人员一同完成圣火传递的还有八位来自五个不同国家的特奥会运动员,他们将在执法人员陪同下分两条路线,穿越寒冷的乡村地区。 执法人员火炬跑最终段的接力象征着年复一年由执法人员发起的多项募款活动。而执法人员火炬跑也是特奥会通过单一来源募得款项最多的筹款形式。整支火炬跑队伍将分为10个小队,沿两条路线前进。两条路线皆横跨韩国,并将经过韩国国内各个城市。 整个圣火传递过程于1月23日开始,最终火炬将于1月29日被传递至此次特奥世界冬季运动会的主会场中。更多详情可参看下方执法人员火炬跑官方网站

About 埃里卡•莫兰特 (Erika Morant):我是特奥会贵宾计划及执法人员火炬跑项目的工作人员
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九月 19, 2012 | SOI General: Headquarters

从加拿大到阿富汗---改写生命

By John Langford

阿富汗足球员和约翰 兰福德在阿富汗

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 约翰兰福德,来自加拿大。他是阿富汗国家警察的导师和训练员,他同时还是执法人员火炬长跑的一员。 他讲述了一个关于火炬长跑的美丽故事,以及执法人员对特殊奥运会的前所未有的奉献。这不仅表现了他们对当地社区,还表现了他们对全球的贡献。约翰详细叙述说他为筹款的付出以及他看到第一届阿富汗特殊奥运会的反应。 我亲眼目睹了我们这些执法人员火炬长跑运动员一直想要知道和珍视的事情--- 那就是如果没有特殊奥运会,那些运动员将永远没有机会处于对运动的热爱而去比赛和为彼此加油鼓劲。 没有战争。 没有塔利班。 这太棒了。

About John Langford:约翰兰福德,来自加拿大,他是阿富汗国家警察的导师和训练员,他同时还是执法人员火炬长跑的一员。
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三月 05, 2015

Legislative Polar Plunge

The Legislative Polar Plunge takes place on March 5, 2015. Registration and the Plunge start at 3:00 pm. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Kimberly Purdy
Email:purdy1kr@cmich.edu
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Capitol Steps
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

三月 6 - 7 2017

Montana Torch Run Kick-Off Conference & Awards Banquet

The Montana Torch Run Kick-Off Conference is designed to orient new officers and departments with the Torch Run program as well as inspire experienced officers already involved. It provides an opportunity for Torch Run volunteers to network, share and learn how to improve their local Torch Run programs, which contribute greatly to increasing public awareness and enhancing the lives of Special Olympics Montana athletes. The Awards Banquet will recognize sponsors and officers who have made a significant contribution to the Montana Torch Run.
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:(406) 216-5327
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Doubletree by Hilton
100 Madison St

Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

三月 07, 2015

Big Bear Polar Plunge - Big Bear Lake

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and anyone to support people with intellectual disabilities by running (or pretending to jump) into the chilly waters at Big Bear Lake. A few hundred people are expected to weather the cold and plunge into 36-degree waters on March 7, 2015 to support Special Olympics Inland Empire. Each participant who raises a minimum of $50 gets a long sleeve shirt, lunch, a goody bag, and can enjoy the festivities (either by taking the plunge or watching from the "Chicken Coop"). Raise more than $50, and you will have the opportunity to earn cool and fun prizes.
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Abbey Leffler
Email:aleffler@sosc.org
Phone:951.703.6502
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Swim Beach
41218 Park Avenue

Big Bear Lake, California
UNITED STATES

三月 07, 2015

Sudbury Polar Plunge Ontario

In partnership with the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Greater Sudbury Police Service will be hosting a Polar Plunge at The Ramsey Lake Boat Launch to raise awareness and much needed funds for athletes and families of Special Olympics Ontario.
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Ramsey Lake Boat Launch
236 Ramsey Lake Rd.

Sudbury, Ontario
CANADA

三月 07, 2015

Kalamazoo Polar Plunge

The Kalamazoo Polar Plunge takes place March 7, 2015. Registration takes place from 1-3 pm with the Plunge starting at 3 pm. The After Splash Party will take place following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Krista Paulin
Email:pauli1kc@cmich.edu
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K-Wings Stadium
Kalamazoo, Michigan
UNITED STATES

三月 14, 2015

Westport Penguin Plunge

Join us March 14, 2015 at Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut for the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Registration begins at 11 AM and the plunge will take place at 1 PM. Participants raise funds to run (Plunge) into the chilly waters of Connecticut. Your participation provides funding to support over 14,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports. Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Penguins form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Lisa Carlone
Email:lisam@soct.org
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Compo Beach
Westport, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

三月 14, 2015

Marquette Polar Plunge

The Marquette Polar Plunge takes place March 14, 2015. Registration takes place at 1:00 pm. The parade of costumes will start at 2:15 with the plunge starting at 2:30 pm. The After Splash Bash will follow the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Marquette Mountain
Marquette, Michigan
UNITED STATES

三月 21, 2015

Owen Sound Polar Plunge Ontario

The OLETR (Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run) in co-operation with Special Olympics Ontario is hosting a Polar Bear Plunge at Bayshore Community Centre to raise awareness along with money for the athletes and families of Special Olympics Ontario.
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Bayshore Community Centre
Owen Sound, Ontario
CANADA

三月 28, 2015

Dickinson Polar Plunge

“Freezin for a Reason!” Raise money to support the athletes of Special Olympics North Dakota at the Dickinson Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 28th. We want 2015 to be our biggest and best Polar Plunge year ever, and we need your help! The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser organized by North Dakota Law Enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and fund to benefit Special Olympics North Dakota. Polar Plunges offer a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics North Dakota athletes by raising money and taking the plunge into frigid North Dakota waters. Plungers raise a minimum of $75 for the opportunity to take the plunge. Polar Plunge Schedule: Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Polar Plunge: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and post plunge celebration will follow plunge. Have FUN! - form a team, create a fun name and crazy costumes with friends, co-workers, or classmates. No matter what, the Polar Plunge is all about Fun! For more information, please refer to the link or contact information below.
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Reid Huttunen
Email:developmentaldir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0031
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Dan Porter Motors
2391 I-94 Business Loop E

Dickinson, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

三月 28, 2015

Thunder Bay Polar Plunge Ontario

Join us on Saturday, March 28 at Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park Boat Launch (Pearl St.Entrance) for the Thunder Bay Polar Plunge Ontario. The Registration Social will be held on Friday, March 27th at the Prince Arthur Hotel at 5:00 PM and 8:00. Late registration will be held Saturday, March 28th at Prince Arthur Hotel from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. The plunge time will at 2:00 PM for Adult Team and Individual Plunge, 2:45 PM for Special Olympics athletes, and 3:15 PM for the Cool School Plunge. The Awards and Social will be held at the Prince Arthur Hotel. The Social will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and awards will be presented at 4:30PM.
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Prince Arthur’s Landing @ Marina Park Boat Launch
Thunder Bay, Ontario
CANADA

三月 28, 2015

Torch Run NC State University 5K

Join us March 28th at NC State University Housing in Raleigh, North Carolina as Law Enforcement from around the area host the The Torch Run NCSU 5K. Proceeds from the race will go to support athletes from Special Olympics North Carolina.For more details please use the contact information below.
For more information
Megan O'Donnell
Email:modonnell@sonc.net
Phone:919-818-4598
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NC State University Housing
210 Dan Allen Dr.

Raleigh, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

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