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Torch Run

Torch Run
Law Enforcement Torch Run Ontario

The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is a community based, province-wide event that sees the "Flame of Hope" carried across Ontario by members of Law  Enforcement agencies from across the province. The objective of this and other events is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement in Ontario.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has grown into the most important fund raising effort of Special Olympics programs around the WORLD.  In 2010, over $40,000,000.00 was raised through the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement collectively.  The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a program and a mission with two objectives;

  • Raise funds to benefit the programs of Special Olympics
  • Raise awareness for the programs of Special Olympics 

All funds raised through Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run events are directed into program support that directly affects all community Special Olympic Ontario (SOO) programs.  Funds are then put into community programs and help pay for various expenses including: games travel, accommodations, meals, staff support to the field, grants to new community programs, volunteer and athlete training, administration and information/promotional materials and development initiatives like the 'School Program' which opens up opportunities to new athletes.  It's important to have one provincial fundraiser that helps SOO create an "equitable" playing field.  At SOO, small programs, large programs, big cities and small communities are treated with the same level of importance.  The development of Special Olympics Ontario is directly related to the success of the Torch Run.