Law Enforcement Torch Run

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Arizona statewide. We carry the Torch representing the Flame of Hope and dedicate ourselves to helping Special Olympics Arizona throughout the state.


History of Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Torch Run program began in 1981, when Wichita, Kansas Chief of Police Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds for and increase awareness of Special Olympics. The idea was simple: provide local law enforcement with opportunities to volunteer with Special Olympics in communities where the officers lived and worked.
 
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a series of intra-state/intra-nation runs that take place in the spring and summer in the United States and around the world. Throughout the course of the Torch Run, participants collect contributions from individuals and businesses, asking to help raise support for incredible Special Olympics athletes. The Torch Run is much more than just a run; it is a year-round campaign to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Arizona. The Law Enforcement Torch Run puts on statewide events such as tip-a-cop, cop on top of doughnut shops, golf tournaments, polar plunges, and inmate fundraising—just to name a few!
 
100% of all money raised for the Law Enforcement Torch Run goes directly to support Special Olympics athletes in Arizona and their supporting programs. 91.5% of all money that is given to Special Olympics Arizona goes directly to support Special Olympics programs and athletes.


LETR Facebook

Follow LETR on Facebook and get up-to-date information on upcoming events and inspiring stories of Law Enforcement volunteers and SOAZ athletes!

LETR Photo Album

View and download all photos from LETR events such as Polar Plunge, Tip-A-Cop, Cop On Top and much more!

Merchandise

Find your favorite LETR & SOAZ gear on our online store! Shop today as all proceeds benefit Special Olympics Arizona!

LETR Agency Totals

Special Olympics Arizona truly appreciates all the time and support that Law Enforcement from around the state gives to the organization!
2013 Agency Totals
2014 Agency Totals

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