Law enforcement officers from all over the State of Louisiana participate in the annual Torch Run each year. Special Olympics Louisiana will host the 2017 Torch Run beginning on May 15th and it will last through May 19th. This torch relay involves more than 1,500 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Louisiana
Torch Run efforts to raise funds include collecting corporate sponsorships, selling T-shirts, Running, and hosting unique fundraising events.
Be sure to cheer on the officers as the run through your town.
The Polar Plunge is one of Special Olympics Louisiana’s largest fundraisers! With the help of our Law Enforcement Torch Run comrades this event is attracting hundreds of people to an otherwise deserted waterhole in the winter season. Individuals from all walks of life have committed to raise $50 and take the plunge for thousands of Special Olympics Louisiana athletes! So sign up today to get a thrill from the chill and join us for our best plunges yet!
Join us Saturday, February 27, 2016 at Cabela’s in Gonzales or Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM at East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport!
So, who can participate?
Individuals and teams from businesses and organizations, alongside our athletes and thousands of community members, experience heartwarming and bone chilling extremes as they take the plunge into the icy cold water!Click here to register!
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.
Officer Becky White from the Mandeville Police Department will run in the Gulf Coast Half Marathon this Sunday for SOLA! She will compete in this race in FULL police uniform.
The race will kick off for 7am this Sunday, October 19th at Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville, LA and we encourage all of you to go out and support Officer White. Be sure to stop by the Special Olympics Louisiana booth inside Fontainebleau!
We want to thank Officer White for raising money for our athletes and bringing awareness to our organization!
Before a single Special Olympics athlete approaches the starting line of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games June 14-21 in New Jersey, an elite group of individuals will serve as the “Guardians of the Flame” on a once in a lifetime journey. Officer James Virgil with the Kenner Police Department is among those who will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Law Enforcement Torch Run.
The Final Leg team consists of 52 law enforcement officers representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia and six Special Olympics athletes who will conduct multiple, extensive runs and ceremonies in cities, towns and communities in and around New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, June 11-15, raising awareness about the 2014 USA Games and Special Olympics. The Final Leg culminates with the Final Leg Team delivering the Flame of Hope to the 2014 USA Games’ Opening Ceremony at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on June 15. Learn more about the 2014 SO USA Games.
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!
Do you know someone in Law Enforcement? Are they part of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run Movement? If not, we want them!
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) partners law enforcement agencies to promote awareness & relationship building between officers & persons with intellectual disabilities. It is the largest grassroots fundraising event & has become the most highly successful public awareness campaign in our history. Special Olympics Louisiana has over 150 agencies involved in the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run Movement and they raised over $270,000 for us last year alone! Learn more
Tomorrow, law enforcement officers will gather in New Orleans for our annual State LETR Conference. Topics of discussion will include: athletes & families, successful events and recruitment. The theme for the event will be “He Wears the Badge, She Wears the Medal” as you can see pictured below.
Starting tomorrow, November 8th, members from our State office will be in Indiana for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Conference. According to Special Olympics Indiana’s website, the “LETR International Conference allows volunteers from all corners of the globe to mingle, share inspirational stories and learn from one another as they collaborate to improve their local Torch Run programs.”
This meeting will allow fundraisers and Law Enforcement from around the WORLD to share their ideas on how to raise more awareness for Special Olympics!
To read more about the conference in Indiana this week, please click here.