Law Enforcement Torch Run

The lit torch symbolizes Law Enforcement as the Guardians of the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics athletes.

Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) currently consists of 17-20 fundraising runs leading up to the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games. Each run is staged by agencies throughout Colorado. The torch run is the foundation of law enforcement fundraising initiatives that Special Olympics Colorado embraces to raise needed funds and awareness for over 23,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes.

What does LETR mean to Special Olympics athletes? Athletes say that officers are their heroes, their friends. The officers respect and include them.

Scroll down the page to learn more ways you can support Special Olympics CO (SOCO) through Law Enforcement.

Fundraising Events

Torch Run

Torch Run

Law enforcement agencies all over Colorado raise funds to benefit Special Olympics Colorado.
Tip A Cop

Tip A Cop

Tip-A-Cop is a community tip jar-style fundraiser where officers go table to table to raise funds for Special Olympics Colorado.
Plane Pull

Plane Pull

Join us for a day of fun, friendship, friendly competition and a game of tug-of-war.
Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

Every year, thousands of people jump into freezing cold water to support Special Olympics Colorado.
Badges with Buckets

Badges with Buckets

Officers work with a local business to accept cash donations to benefit Special Olympics Colorado.
Guardians Of The Flame Hockey Tournament

Guardians Of The Flame Hockey Tournament

One of the most popular hockey tournaments for the Law Enforcement community in Colorado!

“Partnering with Special Olympics Colorado is an important part of the Castle Rock Police Department’s community outreach efforts and is consistent with our department’s vision of One-By-One Policing. Working with Special Olympics Colorado makes us better people and better police officers, which helps us thrive as individuals and as an organization. Special Olympics athletes teach us about demonstrating empathy and compassion and how important it is to care for each other.”

– Jack Cauley | Chief of Police | Castle Rock Police Department

Upcoming Law Enforcement Torch Run Events

13 July 2024 All day
Foothills Ice Arena, 2250 S. Kipling Street
Lakewood, CO 80227 United States
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21 July 2024 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
02 August 2024 All day
Rocky Mountain Vibes Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd
Colorado Springs, 80922 United States
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26 October 2024 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Nottingham Lake/Avon, 175 Lake Street
Avon, CO 81620 United States
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Other Opportunities

No Shave events
3 Car Shows
Fire Truck Pull
Choir Concert
Dodge Ball
Bowling
Food Sales at the DOC’s
Medallion Sales
Round up events
3 on 3 Basketball tournament

LETR Executive Council

The Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run Council is organized for the purpose of managing, promoting, planning, coordinating and growing LETR activities throughout the state of Colorado to accomplish the stated purpose of the Colorado Law Enforcement Torch Run.

If you are interested in serving as an Agency LETR Coordinator or on an Event’s Committee, please contact Vice President of Development, Jan Gordon.

Contact Us to Get Involved

Jan Gordon

Chief Development Officer
(720) 359-3112
Email: jg@specialolympicsco.org

Alexandra Vander Pol

Senior Director, Law Enforcement Torch Run
(720) 359-3101
Email: avanderpol@specialolympicsco.org

Stacy Cruz

Coordinator, Law Enforcement Torch Run
(720) 359-3119
Email: scruz@specialolympicsco.org

Kristie Obregon

Events Manager, Law Enforcement Torch Run
(720) 359-3132
Email: kobregon@specialolympicsco.org

Thank You to Our LETR Sponsors

 
Chili’s
Kroenke Sports Charities
Ford
Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Credit Union