Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state culminating with the Torch Run Final Leg, and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics Louisiana State Summer Games in Hammond. This torch relay involves more than 1,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Louisiana. The 2015 Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on May 18th-May 22nd.
You and nine (9) of your friends pulling a 42,000lb fire truck. Sounds like a fun Saturday, right?! Well, you can do just this on May 2nd to benefit Special Olympics!
Registration is underway and you can register by emailing SOLAFPArea@gmail.com
We hope to see you there!
The International Torch Run Conference will be held in New Orleans this week! This conference will provide education, motivation and inspiration to the Law Enforcement Torch Run volunteers worldwide and is a critical component in the overall growth and success of the LETR Movement. Law Enforcement from all over the world will gather in the Big easy to learn more about Special Olympics.
Check out the promo video below.
Special Olympics Louisiana will host the 2014 International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference for Special Olympics this September. We invite all members of LETR from across the globe to attend and Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Our team had a great time at the 32nd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run International Conference that was held in Orlando, Florida! We were able to meet with around 1,000 law enforcement and Special Olympics representatives for a weekend of learning, inspiration, and fun. At the conference, the Torch has been passed to us and next year the Law Enforcement Torch Run will be hosted here in Louisiana!
This weekend Special Olympics Louisiana is hosting a fundraiser called Battle of the Badges where Law Enforcement, Military, Firemen, and EMS from around the state can participate in a two day Softball Tournament. This event will benefit Special Olympics Louisiana as well as promote the Law Enforcement Torch Run Movement! The tournament is in Houma, Louisiana and costs $25 per player. There will be tons of food and entertainment, so come out and support!
The Law Enforcement Torch Run brings together law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes. Its overall goals are public awareness and fundraising.
Officers at the Avoyelles Correctional Center have been supporters of Special Olympics Louisiana and members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for several years. Recently, the officers spoke to the inmates about their involvement with our athletes and the inmates decided to put their money together and make a donation to our program!
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.”
~ Henry Ford