The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraising and public awareness vehicle designed to allow members of the law enforcement community the opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes who live, work and compete in their local communities
At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State, National, and World Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate, volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 46 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and all 50 US states, raising more than $560 Million since its inception in 1981.
The LETR movement made its way to Vermont in 1984. Today, law enforcement and public service personnel from more than fifty departments support Special Olympics Vermont athletes by running, raising funds through various events, and draping medals at state competitions. The LETR Executive Council is the governing body providing oversight of all Torch Run activity in the state.
NEPBA Rep and Northfield police officer Chris Hoar is the contact person if anyone would like to purchase a T-Shirt to help the cause. Please contact him at 978-875-2599
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