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LAW ENFORCEMENT
TORCH RUN

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraising and public awareness vehicle designed to allow members of the law enforcement community the opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes who live, work and compete in their local communities.

 

2022
LETR Shirts.

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2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run T-Shirt Sales are open! 

This year, we're back with short sleeve shirts available at $25 and long sleeve shirts for $35. Shipping is calculated at checkout. Card and checks accepted. 

Product Details:

  • Fabric: 3.5 oz., 100% polyester interlock

  • Moisture-wicking

  • UV 40+ protection

We have re-opened the LETR webstore and will be accepting orders until Friday, September 30th.

We will not have samples of each size in our office, click the button below for size details of the shirts:

The 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run will be taking place from September 14-16, with Final Legs leading into Northern and Southern Fall Games Opening Ceremonies happening on September 17th and 18th in St. Albans and Manchester, respectively.

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Questions about T-Shirt Sales?

Please contact Communications & Development Coordinator, Lex McLean - amclean@vtso.org;

(802) 861-0280.

OUR
STORY
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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 and State, National, and World Games. Annually, more than 91,000 dedicated, compassionate, volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 46 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and all 50 US states, raising more than $794 Million since its inception in 1981. The LETR movement made its way to Vermont in 1984.

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run is the flagship fundraising and awareness event of the year.  Torches begin in each corner of the state and are carried, mile by mile, by law enforcement and public service professionals toward Burlington, Vermont. Once in the Burlington area, participants join together for the LETR Final Leg, where torches are carried to University of Vermont for Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games opening ceremonies.

 

Today, law enforcement and public service personnel from more than fifty departments support Special Olympics Vermont athletes by taking part in the Torch Run, draping medals at state competitions, and raising funds through Torch Run t-Shirt sales and various LETR events each year.

2020 T-SHIRT SALES.

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Though the event date has changed, 2020 Vermont LETR T-shirts are on sale NOW! A long sleeve shirt option has been added for 2020 and the law enforcement community is excited about this year's design.

Thank you in advance for considering an order in support of local law enforcement and Special Olympics Vermont! 

Order Deadline: Thursday, September 10th – Orders are due by Sept 10th to guarantee preferred size. Cost per shirt is $25 per short sleeve, $35 per long sleeve. Both long sleeve and short sleeve shirts are made of poly-blend dri-fit material with wicking properties. Sizes available are XS – 3XL. 

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LETR
COUNCIL
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The Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council is the governing body of LETR activity and strategy in Vermont.  Council members are elected to serve 3-year, renewable terms.  The Council is led by Co-Directors who are elected to 2-year renewable terms.

Executive Council

Co-Director

South Burlington Police Dept.

bwilliamson@southburlingtonpolice.org

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Co-Director

Northfield Police Dept.

Council Members

Winooski Police Dept.

Zach VanValkenburgh

Vermont State Police Westminster

Kory
Orfant

Burlington Police Dept.

Tod
Phillabaum

Customs and Border Patrol

Michael
Koehler

Corrections - Northern State