Meet a Sponsor: Law Enforcement Torch Run for SOBC

Law enforcement members and SOBC athletes running with LETR banner and torch
The 2023 Torch Run sweeps through Burnaby!

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics BC members have been lacing up to support SOBC athletes for more than 30 years. 

Powered by dedicated law enforcement members from across the province, this inspiring movement strives to help Special Olympics BC athletes experience acceptance, achievement, and admiration through sport. Since taking its first steps in 1990, the BC LETR has raised more than $5 million to support SOBC’s life-changing programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities. 

“Law Enforcement Torch Run members do so much to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics in our community and around the world,” SOBC – Richmond athlete Vincent Li said in his speech at the Coquitlam LETR Torch Run.

Each year, BC LETR members come together in their communities to raise funds and awareness through run and walk events. They run shoulder to shoulder with SOBC athletes, carrying the Flame of Hope and spreading a message of respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. 

In June 2023, SOBC athletes and law enforcement members participated in the 2023 BC LETR Torch Run, running and walking in their communities to help SOBC athletes experience acceptance, achievement, and admiration through sport. Participants had a blast and cheered each other on in support of SOBC athletes and programs.

2023 also saw the return of Cops, Pops, and Pizza! BC LETR champions and SOBC athletes raised funds and awareness at 18 Boston Pizza restaurants across the province. Heartfelt thanks to Boston Pizza restaurants and customers for their support, and to all the SOBC athletes and BC LETR members who dedicated their time and efforts to this campaign!

SOBC athlete and law enforcement member running through cold waters
SOBC – Abbotsford athletes and law enforcement members got bold and cold during the 2023 Polar Plunge!

BC LETR members have also made a big splash through the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC presented by Prospera Credit Union!

The 2023 Polar Plunge took place across the province from February 18 to March 5, with law enforcement agencies, SOBC athletes, and other supporters getting cold and creative to complete their Plunges.

Plungers dove into freezing water, jumped into cold snow, braved icy showers, faced down fire hoses, and so much more. The frigid and fun fundraiser was a tremendous success, as it raised $330,000 for SOBC!

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Law enforcement members also raise funds and awareness through many other events and initiatives, such as golf tournaments, overtime drives, athletic challenges, and hockey games!

BC LETR members also show their respect and admiration for Special Olympics athletes by awarding medals and ribbons at competitions. 

We are incredibly grateful to Law Enforcement Torch Run for SOBC members for how they continually strive to make a positive difference for Special Olympics BC athletes!

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