Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run

Since its inception in Wichita, many more Kansas Law Enforcement agencies have participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR). This run turned fundraising campaign raises more than just thousands of dollars for Special Olympics.

 

In late April, the highlight of the Torch Run season begins when the Flame of Hope travels from all corners of the state throughout the month of May to the State Summer Games in Wichita. Officers from many different agencies escort the Flame of Hope on assigned legs throughout their local communities. The “Final Leg” is the culmination of the run, from Wichita City Hall to the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Games at Maize South High School. The Most Inspirational Athlete of the preceding year carries the Torch into the stadium escorted by the officers and together they light the cauldron to open the State Summer Games. Officers award medals throughout the three days of competition.

 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run ® gives officers, athletes and the community the opportunity to come together for a superior cause. Whether inspired to volunteer, donate or participate, they can be confident knowing they are supporting the Special Olympics Kansas mission to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to be an athlete… and more… through acceptance, inclusion, physical fitness, health and nutrition programs, and leadership development. – Together we will achieve.

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS

Don’t see a torch Run in your town/county? Contact Luke and let’s carry the FLAME OF HOPE through your community. To get started, review the Leg Coordinator’s checklist, then download this registration form, complete it and send it to SOKS.

Resources

2021 Merch now available!

The new 2021 Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt is now available for purchase for law enforcement agencies and the general public.

If you are an agency coordinator and would like to place your order, please be sure to include your Torch runners as they carry the torch this season. Click HERE for a handy merchandise tracking form for keeping track of multiple orders!

If you are a member of the general public and would like to have a shirt shipped to your doorstep we can do that! We would love to have your support.

Click HERE for the 2021 LETR T-Shirt Order form. Image on right of page.

LOOKING FOR SOKS SWAG?

Many of our fundraising events have merchandise like shirts or hats for participants. Some, like the Polar Plunge, even have a full Swag Station full of items you can earn or purchase to rep your SOKS pride. See ksso.org/events for details about upcoming events.

State sporting events feature the SOKS General Store where a variety of Special Olympics Kansas branded items are on sale. These include everything from shirts to hats, to sunglasses, teddy bears, coffee mugs and more. Items vary by year. Visit https://ksso.org/state-competitions/ to see when the next state competition will be held. Cash and credit/debit card payments are accepted at the SOKS General Store.

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