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By Amie Dugan
By Kraig Makohus
Today, on the steps of the California State Capitol, Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from all over the world were joined by California Governor Jerry Brown and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for the launch of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg.
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.
In 2013, dedicated law enforcement volunteers raised over US$50.3 million for Special Olympics Programs around the world and this week announced an extremely significant milestone: surpassing $500 million raised since the inception of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
The new published Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics files supersede everything received prior to today, February 5, 2015.
Mr Komla Galley
There's a new Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run website at www.letr.org. Most of the contact lists, downloadable files and other resources that have been on the Resources website can now be found at the new website.
New Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) branding resources published by the Strategic Properties Department with accompanying guidelines.
Special Olympics North America
"Welcome to an explosive start to 2013. Having just returned from a fantastic Final Leg in The Republic of Korea, I can tell you new and exciting opportunities await us all this year."
Jason Johnson MT LETR Assistant Director
I can’t say enough amazing things about my experience as a Torch Run Final Leg runner! From the new culture to the new friends, I have a lot of great memories from my trip.
Great video from Summer Games!!
Susan St. Amand
Anne Marie Butler