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Strikes, spares, and smiles!  On Thursday, March 22, 2018 the Windsor Police Service and Special Olympics united to take over a local bowling alley in the first ever Unified Sporting Event to be hosted by the Service.  In speaking about the event, WPS LETR liaison Adam Young said, “Over the years we have played lots of games AGAINST the athletes, but our goal for this event was to create an inclusive experience where athletes and officers bec
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – Local Special Olympics student athletes now have more opportunities to hone their bocce ball skills. Members with Law Enforcement Torch Run Ontario (LETR) delivered bocce ball sets to various local elementary and high schools that participate in Special Olympics programs. The bocce ball purchases were the result of a LETR fundraising initiative last year. “I’m really proud of (the athletes) and excited for th
The Illinois LETR would like to invite you to join us the morning of July 20, 2018 for the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Torch Run Commemorative Run taking place in Chicago, IL. This 4 mile run will take place on Chicago Park District’s bike path that runs along Lake Michigan in downtown Chicago passes landmarks such as the Chicago Police Memorial, McCormack Place and a number of scenic beaches and harbors.  Finally, the Commemorative Run
Niagara Regional Police Service hosted our annual Provincial Workshop in January, and it was a day to remember!  With inspiring athlete speeches, provincial awards and sharing plans for the coming year, we started 2018 strong.                               Highlights Torch Run Ontario raised $1.7 Million in 2017! We were once again presented with the Diamond Award at the 2017 International Law Enforcement Torch Run Confe
On Thursday, February 22, 2018 Peel Police attended the annual Hamilton indoor Police Games to compete in the Men’s and Co-Ed sprint relay teams.  The day was very successful with the Peel Co-Ed Team placing first in their event.  A $250 prize was awarded to the winners to be donated to the charity of their choice – Ontario Special Olympics.
  There is an exciting new event coming our way and you won't want to miss it! The 24h BLUE MTN fundraiser,  February 24-25, 2018 at Blue Mountain resort in Collingwood, which will feature 24-hours of relay skiing in support of Special Olympics. Hosted at Ontario's premier ski resort, 24h BLUE MTN promises to be an unforgettable event, starting at 12 noon on Saturday, Feb. 24th, as teams of six to 12 skiers and snowboarders c
In case you missed it, the 2018 School Championships will be hosted by the Peterborough Police Service from May 29-31, 2018.  The torch was officially passed from Niagara to Peterborough at the Closing Ceremony of the 2017 School Champs and the official announcement was made last month. More than 1,000 secondary school athletes and coaches from Ontario and the United States will be in the city to compete! Once again, Torch Run will be there