What is the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics?
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (the Torch Run) is the largest grassroots fundraising program benefiting Special Olympics throughout the world. Internationally, law enforcement agencies raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics.
Join us for the 2013 Summer Games Celebration!
June 7th will kick off state summer games with the Summer Games Celebration (in Vigo County) Torch Run at the GFS in Terre Haute. This will be the ONLY Summer Games run this year! The run in Marion County has moved to September with EKS Games to conclude the torch run season. There are also opportunities throughout the weekend for officers to come out and present medals to the athletes and be part of the traditional High-Five Line that welcomes athletes into Summer Games. Please contact Stephanie Stewart to arrange your visit to Summer Games this year! It will be an experience you will NEVER forget!
BE A PART OF the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics
Community Torch Run events are hosted across the state and will conclude with the EKS Games Celebration Final Leg in Indianapolis. Each participant must register and raise a minimum of $30 to participate in the run and receive the souvenir t-shirt. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics athletes to train locally and compete in a variety of Olympic-type sports.
cALENDAR OF Events
During the month of May, GFS Locations will be selling LETR icons to support Special Olympics Indiana through their sponsorship!
5/3 Cop on a Roof Top – Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Greenwood Dunkin Donuts
5/31 Hamilton County Torch Run
Location: SR 19 & SR 32 (old Kahlo lot)
Contact: Bruce Barnes
5/31 Johnson County Torch Run
Contact: Tim White
Beat the Heat (Go-Kart Race)
Location: Michiana Raceway Park
61870 Crumstown Highway
North Liberty, IN 46554
Contact: Matt Blank MBlank@co.st-joseph.in.us
6/14 Delaware County Torch Run
Location: EMS Station #3
Contact: Nancy Marvin
6/15 Madison County Torch Run
Location: Falls Park Pendleton, IN
Contact: Megan McClain
8/31 Boone County Torch Run
Contact: Mike Neilsen
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Games
9/15 Marion County Torch Run
Location: Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Contact: Katie Carlson
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Games Fact Sheet Coming Soon!
How can my agency get involved?
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is so much more than a run. Agencies can coordinate any activity that raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and creates an enjoyable experience for law enforcement participants. The program is one that your agency can really have pride in making your own and the options are limited only by your imagination. Contact Stephanie Stewart at Special Olympics Indiana for more information.