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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


May 15, 2015 | SOI General: Headquarters

The Flame of Hope is Ignited in Athens

By Christy White

On Thursday, 14 May the Special Olympics Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony at the Sacred Site of Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.View Story On Thursday, 14 May the Special Olympics Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony at the Sacred Site of Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. The Flame of Hope begins its trans-Atlantic journey via UPS Airlines, which will transport the flame to Washington, D.C. in time for the start of the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America, presented by Bank of America, which will kick off on 26 May. At the conclusion of the Unified Relay, the Flame of Hope will be handed over to the 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Final Leg Team where they will travel for 13 days to more than 120 cities and towns throughout California, honoring the spirit of the Special Olympics global movement and delivering a message of hope to communities where people with intellectual disabilities continue to fight for acceptance and inclusion. To read more about the lighting ceremony, click below.

About Christy White:I am the Director of Global Media and Public Relations for Special Olympics.
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November 26, 2014 | North America: North Carolina

"My Pleasure"

By Megan O'Donnell

Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden lands a job at Chick-fil-A after volunteering at a Cops on Top fundraiser!

“I’d be happy to refill your drink, sir,” Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden often says to customers as he patrols the dining room of the Chick-fil-A Blakeney restaurant in Charlotte each night. The 34 year-old truly takes pleasure in doing his job.View Story “I’d be happy to refill your drink, sir,” Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden often says to customers as he patrols the dining room of the Chick-fil-A Blakeney restaurant in Charlotte each night. The 34 year-old truly takes pleasure in doing his job. For four years, Hayden had been trying to land a coveted position in the restaurant chain known for their customer service. As it happens, a NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics fundraiser helped put him in the right place at the right time!

About Megan O'Donnell:Special Olympics NC VP of Communications- Keith let me know of his good fortune at our Fall Tournament and had to share this great story that came from his perseverance and our Torch Run relationship with Chick-fil-A. Yay Keith!
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October 21, 2014 | SOI: Europe-Eurasia

Spain's Police Academy Hosts VIII National Athletics Competition

By Suzanne Coogan

Action at the VIII National Athletics Competition, Ávila, Espana.

For a second consecutive year in the city of Ávila, Spain’s National Police Academy opened its doors to host the VIII National Athletics Competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities organised by Special Olympics Spain and the non-profit disability rights organization PRONISAView Story For a second consecutive year in the city of Ávila, Spain’s National Police Academy opened its doors to host the VIII National Athletics Competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities organized by Special Olympics Spain and the non-profit disability rights organization PRONISA from 17 Oct-20. More than 100 athletes from ten autonomous regions and host Castilla y León competed on the tracks of the Academy. Thirty local associations participated in the 2k Torch Run relay through the streets of Ávila attended by the city Mayor, Mr. Miguel Ángel García Nieto, the President of Special Olympics Spain, Mr. Gaizka Ortuzar and the President of PRONISA, Mr. Manuel Maiz. The Opening Ceremony took place at the Sports Pavilion of the Academy with the athletes' parade, arrival of the torch and lighting of the cauldron delighting the hundreds of local spectators. For the first time during this competition Healthy Hearing examinations were offered to athletes conducted by expert medical volunteers.

About Suzanne Coogan:Senior Manager, Media and Public Awareness, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia
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Torch Run Events


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Location

July 09, 2015

Allegan Torch Run BAKE SALE

Allegan TORCH RUN will be holding two bake sales at the Allegan Farmers Market on July 9th and Aug 27th. We are looking for an athlete to help at the sale. We will be collecting baked goods the week before each event at the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office at 640 River St – Allegan.
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Kim Thorington
Email:kthorington@allegancounty.org
Phone:616-218-2596
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Allegan Farmers Market
2427 118th

Allegan , Michigan
UNITED STATES

July 18, 2015

Fire Truck Pull

On July 18, 2015, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be kicking off their first annual Fire Truck pull in Houghton Lake. The event is looking for teams of 10 to pull a fire truck pull and raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration and the pull will begin at 10:00 a.m. The cost to pull is $500 per team or $50 per person. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is celebrating its 32nd year in 2015. LETR for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In 2014, the LETR raised more than $1,000,000.00 for Special Olympics Michigan. It has been our goal to create awareness and raise funds for 20,679 athletes who participate in Special Olympics.
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John Card
Email:cardj@michigan.gov
Phone:989-239-9139
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Home Depot
2241 Houghton Lake Drive

Houghton Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

July 25, 2015

10th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Ride Poker Run

Ride Begins at 11:00 AM. Registration Closes at 2:00 PM. Last Bike Out by 2:30 PM. All bikes must be at The Holiday Inn in Howe, IN by 5:00 PM. $25 each Rider or $35 a Couple per Bike or Auto. Play As Many Hands as You Like For $5 ea. Cash and Merchandise Prizes. For More Information or To Register, Contact: Carl White (517) 230-7339 or mitorchride@gmail.com. Register by July 6th on PayPal via the mitorchride@gmail.com address for a special early bird pricing of $20/$30 and guaranteed T-Shirt on day of ride. Enter your T-shirt sizes in the comments section. Registration available day of ride. Limited lodging available at the Holiday Inn Howe, IN and at the Hampton Inn in Sturgis, MI. Must mention “Victory Riders Li’L Sturgis” to get the discounted pricing...rooms are going fast!
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Carl White
Email:mitorchride@gmail.com
Phone:517-230-7339
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Holiday Inn
Coldwater , Michigan
UNITED STATES

July 25, 2015

Fire Truck Pull

On July 25, 2015, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be kicking off their first annual Fire Truck pull in Ferndale. The event is looking for teams of 10 to pull a fire truck pull and raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run. The event will start at 9:00 a.m. with registration and the pull will begin at 10:00 a.m. The cost to pull is $500 per team or $50 per person Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is celebrating its 32nd year in 2015. LETR for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. In 2014, the LETR raised more than $1,000,000.00 for Special Olympics Michigan. It has been our goal to create awareness and raise funds for 20,679 athletes who participate in Special Olympics.
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Joe Morin
Email:Joe.Morin75@gmail.com
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Fraternal Order of Police Lodge
Ferndale, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 12, 2015

Allegan Community Run

The Allegan Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 12th. The Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. Registration before August 6th is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. After August 6th registration is $30.00 This is a timed 5K race. Epic Race Timing will be providing the race timing.
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Kim Thorington
Email:kthorington@allegancounty.org
Phone:616-218-2596
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Allegan Sports Complex
Allegan, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 12, 2015

Munising Community Run

The Munising Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will happen on September 12, 2015. This is a run/walk event starting at Anytime Fitness, 601 W. Munising Ave. Munising, MI 49862 (tours of the gym will be available). The route is a scenic 2.5 miles through Munising. All participants will end at Shooters Firehouse Lounge at noon where Fire Brick Oven Pizza's will be available to purchase, provided by The Cooking Carberrys. Call Carla White for any questions at 517-937-6492 or whitec11@michigan.gov. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.; Walkers will start at 11:30 a.m.; Runners will start at 12:00 p.m. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for over 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes.
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Carla White
Email:WhiteC11@michigan.gov
Phone:517-937-6492
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Anytime Fitness
601 W. Munising Ave

Munising, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 12, 2015

Allegan Torch Run

The Allegan Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 12th. The Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. Registration before August 12th is $25.00. After August 12th registration is $30.00. Registration fee includes a dri fit t-shirt. Please note the dri fit tend to run a little larger. Children 16 years and younger pay $12. Youth size cotton shirts will be available. This is a timed 5K race. Epic Race Timing will be providing the race timing. For more information please visit: www.allegantorchrun.com. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community on Saturday morning to support these Special Olympians.
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Kim Thorington
Email:kthorington@allegancounty.org
Phone:616-218-2596
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Allegan Sports Complex
524 Marshall St

Allegan , Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 13, 2015

West Branch Community Run

The West Branch Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 13th. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Run will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the jail on M-55/M-30 intersection on the west end of town. Runners will run though town and end up at McDonalds out at the business loop/I-75 on the south end of town. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympians.
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Howie Hanft
Email:ogemawsheriff@ogsh.org
Phone:989-312-0973
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Intersection of M-55/M-30
West Branch, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 13, 2015

Hillsdale Community Run

This is a 3.1 mile run starting at Courthouse Square and ending at the Hillsdale County ISD - Greenfield School. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. The registration includes a dri fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan's Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan's Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan's Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes.
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John Gates
Email:dephcsd25@gmail.com
Phone:517-206-7212
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Courthouse Square
Hillsdale, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 14, 2015

Manistee Community Run

The Manistee Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 14th at 9:00 a.m. This is a 1.5 mile run from Manistee City PD to 1st Street at the Beach Lions pavilion. A light breakfast and drinks will be available at the pavilion. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Greg Hubers
Email:hubersg@michigan.gov
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Manistee City PD
Manistee, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 14, 2015

Traverse City Community Run

The Traverse City Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 14th. The Run will start in the parking lot of US 31 and Cass Ave. This is a 5k race. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the run starts at 6:00 p.m. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. For questions about the race contact Carrie Chase at cchase@grandtraverse.org or 231-342-1544 or Jennifer Strange at strangej@michigan.gov. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community on Sunday evening to support these Special Olympians.
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Carrie Chase
Email:cchase@grandtraverse.org
Phone:231-342-1544
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Cass Public Parking Lot
Traverse City, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 14, 2015

Ludington Community Run

The Ludington Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 14th. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympians.
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Tami Ledger
Phone:231-843-3475
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City Park band shelter
Lewis St.

Ludington, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 15, 2015

Aplena Community Run

The Alpena Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 15, 2015. The 5K Run will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Duck Lake and will end at Southside Fire Station. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Ashley Simpson
Email:simpsonA4@michigan.gov
Phone:989-354-4101
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Duck Park
Alpena, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 15, 2015

Petoskey Community Run

The Petoskey Community Run takes place Sept. 15, 2015 at noon at the MSP Post. This is a 3 mile run starting at the MSP Post to US-31 ending at the Emmet Co. Sheriff Department. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community on Saturday morning to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Randy Kloss
Email:rkloss@emmetcounty.org
Phone:231-439-8902
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Michigan State Police Post
Petoskey, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 16, 2015

Gaylord Community Run

The Gaylord Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Gaylord Police Department. The run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Gaylord Police Department and will end at the Michigan State Police post. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Kellie Murphy
Email:murph4kj@cmich.edu
Phone:989-774-3911
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Gaylord Police Department
Gaylord, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 16, 2015

Grand Rapids Community Run

The Grand Rapids Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. Registration will begin at Millennium Park at 5:00 p.m. with the run starting at 6:00 p.m. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Ric Buikema
Email:rbuikema@eastgr.org
Phone:616-949-7010
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Millennium Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 16, 2015

Gladwin Community Run

he Gladwin Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. The Run will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Old Michigan State Police Post on M-18 to the Fire Department on Cedar Street. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Duane Bean
Email:dbean@gladwin.org
Phone:800-644-6404
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Old Michigan State Police Post
M-18

Gladwin, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 16, 2015

Gerrish Township Community Run

The Gerrish Township Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. and is $25.00. The runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The 5K run starts at 3:00 p.m. with registration and the run beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Roscommon High School and will go to Fred's. If you have any questions, contact Chief Hill at chief.hill@gerrishiptownship.org or Julie Hill at jhill@gerrishtownship.org The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 19,620 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Brian Hill
Email:chief.hill@gerrishtownship.org
Phone:989-821-5207
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Roscommon High School
Roscommon, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 16, 2015

South Haven Community Run

The South Haven Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. The run will begin at the corner of Eagle and Kalamazoo streets and will end at Water Street. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community on Saturday morning to support these Special Olympians.
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Dale Hinz
Email:hinzd@michigan.gov
Phone:989-774-3911
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Corner of Eagle & Kalamazoo St.
South Haven, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 17, 2015

Big Rapids Community Run

The Big Rapids Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. The 5K Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety and end there. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics Olympics athletes.
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Andrea Nerbonne
Email:anerbonne@ci.big-rapids.mi.us
Phone:800-644-6404
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Big Rapids Department of Public Safety
Big Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 17, 2015

Midland Community Run

The Midland Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. Registration starts at 4:00 p.m. The 2 mile walk will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the 3 mile run will start at 5:30 p.m. It will end crossing home plate at the Dow Diamond. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Rod Roten
Email:rroten@midland-mi.org
Phone:989-600-0141
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Midland Law Enforcement Center
Midland, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 17, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Community Run

The Mt. Pleasant Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. The Run will begin at 2:15 p.m. at the old MSP post and finish at 2:35 with the exchange of the torch in front of the Special Olympics office. MDOC takes over the run at that point. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Kellie Murphy
Email:murph4kj@cmich.edu
Phone:989-774-3911
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Old Michigan State Police Post
Mission Rd.

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 17, 2015

Lansing Midnight Community Run

The Lansing Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. The Run will begin at 11:30 p.m. at Michigan and Capitol and will end at Grand River and Northwind (E. Lansing). Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our Special Olympics athletes.
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Darin Southworth
Email:darin.southworth@lansingmi.gov
Phone:517-243-1672
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State Capitol Steps
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 17, 2015

Greenville Community Run

The Greenville Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. The run is a 5K Run that starts at the Greenville Community Center. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville Community Center and is $25.00. The runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Run will begin at 11:35 a.m. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympians.
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Kevin Sweeney
Email:sweeneyk@michigan.gov
Phone:517-719-1195
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Greenville Community Center
Greenville, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 17, 2015

Alma Community Run

The Alma Community Run will start at Luce/Superior on the west side of town ending at Jerome/Lincoln on the east side. This is a straight 3 mile run through town with Central Route. The run will start at 5:00 p.m. A dri-fit t-shirt is included with the registration fee of $25. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan's Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan's Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan's Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes.
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Jessica Kunik
Email:kunikj@michigan.gov
Phone:989-277-9765
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Luce/Superior St.
Alma, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 18, 2015

Oakland County Community Run

The Oakland County LETR Community Run will take place on September 18th. This run is part of Law Enforcement Torch Run Week and benefits the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for over 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officers and members of the community to support these Special Olympians.
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Mark Boody/Corey Hines
Phone:989-774-3911
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Oakland
Oakland, Michigan
UNITED STATES

September 19, 2015

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Once again truckers and Law Enforcement are teaming up for the annual World's Largest Truck Convoy event to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes across the state! Come enjoy a day you are not going to forget starting with a convoy through the city of Cheyenne, lunch with local athletes and a grab bag filled with goodies from the 2015 World's Largest Truck Convoy!
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Stephanie Ferrell
Email:specialevents@specialolympicswy.org
Phone:307-235-3062
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F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Gate 2

Cheyenne, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

December 05, 2015

Tega Cay Polar Plunge

Join us December 5th at Tega Cay Beach Club in Tega Cay, South Carolina as our athletes and supporters take the plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics. Come and cheer on our athletes or even take the plunge yourself to support our Special Olympics athletes. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Vincent Holland
Email:vholland@tegacayplice.gov
Phone:803-548-0344
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Tega Cay Beach Club
4420 Beach Club Ln.

Tega Cay, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

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