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Law Enforcement Torch Run in the Africa Region

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Charles Nyambe, President of the Special Olympics Africa Region, and Scott Whyte, Chairperson of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Scott Whyte, Chairperson of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) resident in Australia, attended the Africa Leadership Conference to discuss LETR future strategy and growth in the Africa Region.
The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Historically, LETR is the movement's largest Special Olympics public fundraiser and vehicle for creating Special Olympics awareness.


Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into Opening Ceremonies of local competitions. They also carry it into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. There are over 97,000 Law Enforcement members that carry the torch annually. The flame symbolizes courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.

About Me:

I am the Program Development Manager for Special Olympics Africa.