What is the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics?
The lit torch symbolizes Law Enforcement as the Guardians of the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics athletes. Special Olympics is a program that 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 through Special Olympics, persons with intellectual disabilities show the community at large the true meaning of sport.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) currently consists of 17-20 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 15,000 Special Olympics Colorado athletes served. Other LETR/CO Signature events include: Polar Plunge, Tip A Cop, Guardian of the Flame Hockey Tournament, and Plane Pull.
And what does LETR mean to Special Olympics athletes? Athletes say that ofﬁcers involved with LETR 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.
Thank you to our 2020 LETR Sponsors!
The Smile Generation, Verizon, FORD, High Country Beverage, Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union, Chilis, Texas Roadhouse and the Spadorcia Cavo Charitable Fund.
“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
Special Olympics Colorado will be hosting a Strategic Plan Town Hall on Thursday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. This town hall is open to everyone, including coaches, athletes, volunteers, etc. During this time, we will review our Strategic Plan and answer any questions you may have! If you are interested in attending, please click the […]Find out more »
presented by Westerra Credit Union Saturday, February 27, 2021 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Lake Trinidad - Boat Ramp 32610 Colorado 12, Trinidad, 81082 Fee: $75 Fundraising Minimum Plungers receive a long-sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt. *Start times for the plunge will be in waves starting at 11:00 AM (may fluctuate a little bit depending […]Find out more »
presented by Westerra Credit Union Sunday, March 7, 2021 | 7:00 AM – 1:30 PM Wash Park Enter from the cross streets of Franklin & Mississippi In place of the traditional pool plunge, Denver Plungers will get to participate in the first ever plunge roulette! Participants of plunge roulette will be doused or sprayed […]Find out more »
presented by Westerra Credit Union Saturday, March 27, 2021 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM Windsor Lake 100 N 5th Street, Windsor Fee: $75 Fundraising Minimum Plungers receive a long-sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt. Vendor(s): Human Bean (% of sales go to Special Olympics CO) *Start times for the plunge will be in waves starting at […]Find out more »
presented by Westerra Credit Union Saturday, April 10, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM Boulder Reservoir 5565 51st St, Boulder, CO 80301 Fee: $45 Fundraising Minimum Runners receive a knit pom pom beanie and access to the gated Plunge Plaza where we’ll have socially distanced vendors, hot cocoa, and more. Start Times and Run […]Find out more »
presented by Westerra Credit Union Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM UC Health Park 4385 Tutt Blvd Colorado Springs 80922 Fee: $75 Fundraising Minimum Plungers receive a long-sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt, access to Plunge Plaza and an “After Splash Bash – At Home” kit with discounts and coupons for free drinks/food […]Find out more »
About Law Enforcement Torch Run Fundraising Events
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 LETR, Jan Gordon.