The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is a year-round fundraising and awareness building program, designed to allow members of the law enforcement community the opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes who live, work and compete in their local communities.
What began simply as escorting the Flame of Hope on its journey across the state to the Opening Ceremonies of Summer Games, Winter Games, and all other athletic competitions, turned into one of the largest grassroots fundraising programs in the organization. Today the LETR program is growing at an incredible rate, with all 50 states and more than 35 countries actively participating in the program. Internationally, more than 55 Million dollars was raised in 2016. In Massachusetts, more than $500,000 was raised across the state!
Some events LETR participate in are Tip-a-Cops, Cop-on-Top, 5k Road Races, Polar Plunges, and Cruiser Convoys.