The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. Special Olympics is a program that daily reaffirms our beliefs that with hope, love and dedication, we can see achievement and self-worth realized by any individual. It is our belief that persons with intellectual disabilities, by their involvement in Special Olympics, show the community at large the true meaning of sport and a pure joy towards life.
To learn more about one of our LETR Agencies in Colorado, please take a moment to view the LETR Agency of the Year vignettes presented at the annual Hall of Fame event.
2016 Hall of Fame – Boulder Police Department
2015 Hall of Fame – Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office
2014 Hall of Fame – Adams County Sheriff’s Office
Here are a few ways that your department can get involved:
- Organize a Torch Run leg in your area or start a new route. Encourage your fellow officers to get involved too! Complete the 2017 Torch Run form here!
- Get a team for the Polar Plunge and/or Plane Pull event from your department. Ask a local SOCO athlete to join your team. Register here for the Polar Plunge
- Schedule officers to present medals to athletes at SOCO competitions. Close personal contact is the best way to motivate officers to become more involved.
- Organize a Pop-Up Tip-A-Cop event in your community. Meet your neighbors in a friendly environment and 100% of your tips earned go directly to our Special Olympics athletes sports and wellness programs. Tip-A-Cop Kits available!
New! Champion of the Quarter – now accepting nominations! Has someone from your agency gone above and beyond the call of duty to be an integral part of the Special Olympics Colorado LETR community? Maybe this person organized a group of volunteers? Encouraged the entire staff to raise money for an LETR signature event? Helped medal an athlete at Summer Games? Even waited tables at a Tip-A-Cop event?
Show your appreciation and nominate them by completing the Online Nomination Form or email the Printed Nomination Form via email to Jennifer Moore.
Let’s share the success of our Colorado agencies and recognize the member who exemplifies their commitment and involvement within the community. Let the LETR community know why this person has what it takes to be the next Champion of the Quarter!