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About Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Virginia unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Virginia. Torch Run efforts to raise funds include collecting corporate sponsorships, selling T-shirts and hats, and hosting unique fundraising events such as Tip-A-Cops, Polar Plunges and golf tournaments.
History of Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics began in 1981 in Kansas when Wichita Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds and increase awareness for Special Olympics. Chief LaMunyon created the Torch Run as a way to involve his officers in the community by running a torch relay for their local Special Olympics.
Torch Run Leadership
The 2020 Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council and State Chair contacts.
Torch Run Resources
Here are links to many of the resources you’ll need as an active member of the Torch Run.
Torch Run Routes
Torch Run Awards
The Max Everton Hall of Fame and Kenny Fields Unsung Hero Awards honor outstanding individuals who have significantly contributed to the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Virginia.
Contact Us About Torch Run
We welcome you to contact us at any time with questions or comments.
Torch Run Jurisdiction