OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma Police Department is taking up the torch to run for a good cause.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grassroots fundraiser. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions, state, provincial Games, and National, Summer and Winter Games, according to LETR.
OKCPD also wrapped a vehicle to show their support for the Games!
The Law Enforcement Torch Run of Oklahoma was started in 1986.
There are currently over 185 participating agencies in Oklahoma who in 2019, raised more than $500,000 for Special Olympics Oklahoma through merchandise sales and local fundraising events.