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The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. The LETR engages law enforcement worldwide championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Over the years the Torch Run has evolved and now encompasses a variety of innovative fundraising platforms to include Tip-a Cops, Penguin Plunges, and more. Each year more than 1,500 Law Enforcement officers and Special Olympics Athletes will participate in the Torch Run. The Torch Run visits over 100 cities and towns as officers carry the “Flame of Hope” over 530 miles to it’s final destination at the Opening Ceremonies to the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games each June. For more information contact Jackie Turro Torch Run Liaison jackiet@soct.org (203) 230-1201 x265

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