"More Than Just a Run”
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is “more than just a run”. Law Enforcement Torch Run® serves as an umbrella to various fund raising activities. These activities include:
• T-Shirt Sales – each year the Law Enforcement volunteers approve the design of a t-shirt that is sold as a fundraiser. T-shirts can be sold to co-workers, family, friends and at various torch run fund raising activities.
• “Tip-A-Cops” – Law Enforcement personnel serve as “celebrity” waiters at local restaurants and their “tips” are donated to Special Olympics.
• Pledges for Running – Prior to the actual torch run, participants get pledges from family, friends, co-workers and local businesses in support of their running with the torch through their community.
• Sponsorship – Local businesses and organizations donate money to be a sponsor and in return receive publicity and other incentives for their sponsorship. Depending on the amount donated, businesses and organizations can be a sponsor of a particular fund raising event, or for all torch run activities.