New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run

New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run This page is managed by NMLETR State Director Ben Sanchez (Rio Rancho PD), Assistant State Director Michelle Ugalde (Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office), Operations Director Oscar Solis and Agency Manager Barbara McRae (SONM Chapter Office).
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The History: The Law Enforcement Torch Run® began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise awareness of and funds for Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year round sports training and competition opportunities to developmentally disabled children and adults. Police Chief LaMunyon realized the importance of Special Olympics in the lives of the participants. He conceived of the idea of having law enforcement personnel obtain pledges from their family, friends and co-workers to run a torch, known as the “Flame of Hope”, through their local communities. The final destination of the torch was into the stadiums of local Special Olympics competitions where the “Flame of Hope” was used to light a cauldron signaling the beginning of the games. Today: Since that time, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® has become a global event, involving all 50 states and over 35 foreign countries. It now includes not only law enforcement personnel, but all levels and branches of the law enforcement community. It is the largest grass roots fund raising program and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics. New Mexico: Over 700 law enforcement personnel from Federal, Military, State, County and Local agencies participate in the Torch Run campaign. Funds are raised through a variety of activities, such as; Tip-A-Cops, Golf Tournaments, T-shirt sales and local events created by local law enforcement personnel and Special Olympics staff. In May, hundreds of law enforcement personnel carry the Flame of Hope through our state, culminating at the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics New Mexico Summer Games in Albuquerque.

Mission: The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. The primary mission of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run® is to: • Promote community awareness of sports training and athletic competition programs offered by Special Olympics New Mexico • Provide opportunity, encouragement and hope to the athletes and families of Special Olympics New Mexico • Provide financial support through fund raising efforts

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Support Special Olympics New Mexico this month when you purchase a paper torch icon for $1 or more at participating loca...
11/10/2020

Support Special Olympics New Mexico this month when you purchase a paper torch icon for $1 or more at participating locations! We are proud to partner with Johnny O's Spudnuts, Trails West (Dairy Queen) and RAKS Building Supply! Check out the flyer and our Event Page Torch Icon Campaign for location details! Now through November 30.

#SONM #LETR #NMLETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Now through December 5th, the New Mexico State Police is hosting an online raffle benefiting Special Olympics New Mexico...
11/09/2020

Now through December 5th, the New Mexico State Police is hosting an online raffle benefiting Special Olympics New Mexico! Visit https://go.rallyup.com/nmspraffle to participate! Prizes are included on the flyer below!

#SONM #LETR #NMLETR

Thank you to each person who competed in this year's Guardian Games for your support of #NMLETR and Special Olympics New...
11/09/2020

Thank you to each person who competed in this year's Guardian Games for your support of #NMLETR and Special Olympics New Mexico!

#SONM #LETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Happy November from Special Olympics New Mexico! - Survey Links Correction
11/07/2020
Happy November from Special Olympics New Mexico! - ESports Correction

Happy November from Special Olympics New Mexico! - Survey Links Correction

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | November 6, 2020 Announcements Program Updates: We have officially completed the Fall Sports Virtual Games training and competition seaso

Today is the FINAL DAY to register and submit scores for the Virtual Guardian Games 2020! Visit nmletrguardiangames.org ...
11/06/2020

Today is the FINAL DAY to register and submit scores for the Virtual Guardian Games 2020! Visit nmletrguardiangames.org for details. All proceeds support Special Olympics New Mexico!! Pictured is the Valencia County SWAT team who competed this week!

#SONM #NMLETR #LETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Please come out and support these two wonderful causes, our amazing local athletes and these amazingly supportive busine...
11/05/2020

Please come out and support these two wonderful causes, our amazing local athletes and these amazingly supportive businesses!!! #specialolympicsnm #fpdletr #newmexicotrue

Working with Law Enforcement Torch Run, FPD is partnering with TWO local businesses this year to help raise money for Special Olympics New Mexico! That means double the opportunities to help support our local athletes and Special Olympics.

You can add a $1 donation to any purchase at Johnny O's Spudnut NM and show off your support with a Special Olympics flyer in-store.
OR
You can purchase the "Treat of the Week" at Chick-fil-A Main Street & English Road, and a portion of those sales will go to Special Olympics New Mexico.

Both of these delicious donation opportunities will run the entire month of November, so get those power rings and sweet treats, San Juan County! #LETR #SpecialOlympics #spudnuts #chickfila

Compete for a cause! There’s 2 days left to compete and submit scores for the Virtual Guardian Games 2020! Visit nmletrg...
11/05/2020

Compete for a cause! There’s 2 days left to compete and submit scores for the Virtual Guardian Games 2020! Visit nmletrguardiangames.org to register as an individual or team. All proceeds support Special Olympics New Mexico.

#SONM #LETR #NMLETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Albuquerque Fire Rescue
11/04/2020

Albuquerque Fire Rescue

AFR is proud to have participated in this years Guardian Games to help support NM Special Olympics. This years event is virtual and there is still time to sign up and help a wonderful organization. Thank you to Special Olympics New Mexico for hosting this event. Albuquerque Area Firefighters IAFF Local 244 New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Virtual Guardian Games are in full swing now through Friday (11/6)! Register and compete as an individual or group a...
11/03/2020

The Virtual Guardian Games are in full swing now through Friday (11/6)! Register and compete as an individual or group all in support of @specialolympicsnm - all proceeds support Special Olympics! Link in bio to register!

#SONM #letr #NMLETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Let the Games begin! Today through Friday (Nov. 2-6) register and compete virtually in support of Special Olympics New M...
11/02/2020

Let the Games begin! Today through Friday (Nov. 2-6) register and compete virtually in support of Special Olympics New Mexico! Registration is $25 for individuals and $125 for a team of 5! Be sure to submit your scores by Friday at midnight. Register and submit scores at nmletrguardiangames.org

#LETR #NMLETR #SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Support Special Olympics New Mexico this November by stopping by one of 3 locations in #Farmington and #Edgewood NM for ...
10/30/2020

Support Special Olympics New Mexico this November by stopping by one of 3 locations in #Farmington and #Edgewood NM for our Torch Icon Campaign. Purchase a paper torch icon for $1 or more November 1-30 at participating locations! Check out the flyer and our Event Page Torch Icon Campaign for additional info!

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#SONM #NMLETR #LETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

10/30/2020
New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run

Don’t wait. Sign up now!!!

We are only DAYS away from the Virtual Guardian Games 2020 so what are you waiting for?! Register as an individual ($25) or team of 5 ($125) at nmletrguardiangames.org and compete in support of @SpecialOlympicsNM athletes around the state. That's right- all proceeds support Special Olympics New Mexico. Do good and have fun!

#SONM #NMLETR #LETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

10/28/2020
Virtual Guardian Games 2020, November 2-6th

We are only DAYS away from the Virtual Guardian Games 2020 so what are you waiting for?! Register as an individual ($25) or team of 5 ($125) at nmletrguardiangames.org and compete in support of @SpecialOlympicsNM athletes around the state. That's right- all proceeds support Special Olympics New Mexico. Do good and have fun!

#SONM #NMLETR #LETR #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

We are ONLY 1 week away from the start of the Virtual Guardian Games 2020 so secure your individual or team registration...
10/26/2020

We are ONLY 1 week away from the start of the Virtual Guardian Games 2020 so secure your individual or team registration today at nmletrguardiangames.org! Don't miss out on this chance to directly support Special Olympics New Mexico athletes around the state. Share with 3 friends you want to compete against this year!

#SONM #NMLETR #LETR #NewMexico #newmexicotrue

10/20/2020
Get Ready for the 2020 Virtual Guardian Games

The countdown is on for the Virtual Guardian Games 2020! Individual and team of 5 registration is available for this virtual competition held November 2-6! Proceeds support Special Olympics New Mexico. Register online at nmletrguardiangames.org

#SONM #NMLETR #LETR #SpecialOlympics #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

I signed up! Who is going to join me? This isn’t about winning, it’s about supporting Special Olympics athletes who are ...
10/20/2020

I signed up! Who is going to join me? This isn’t about winning, it’s about supporting Special Olympics athletes who are competing in the Fall Sports Virtual Games! Let’s do this and show the athletes how much we support them!

#NMLETR #LETR #NMLETRGuardianGames2020 #newmexico

This week we are thankful for Camille's Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup who partnered with McKinley County Sheriff's Department ...
10/15/2020

This week we are thankful for Camille's Sidewalk Cafe in Gallup who partnered with McKinley County Sheriff's Department to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics! We love our community partners!

National Coffee with a Cop Day was a huge success! A huge thank you to everyone who liked and shared the event, we were able to donate a good amount to this wonderful organization! They still need your help, click on the link below to show your support. Thank you Judith Goins and all of NM Law Enforcement for all the hard work you do for our community.

#gallupcamillessidewalkcafe #nationalcoffeewithacopday #nmlawenforcement #newmexicotrue #historicdowntowngallup #specialolympics
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10/15/2020
Register for the 2020 Guardian Games

Special Olympics New Mexico athlete Abe is here to challenge YOU to register for the 2020 Virtual Guardian Games today! Individuals and teams will compete virtually November 2-6th all in support of Special Olympics athletes! Don't miss out! Register today at nmletrguardiangames.org

#SONM #NMLETR #LETR #SpecialOlympics #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

The countdown is on for the Virtual Guardian Games 2020! Register as an individual or team and compete for a cause! Proc...
10/13/2020

The countdown is on for the Virtual Guardian Games 2020! Register as an individual or team and compete for a cause! Proceeds support Special Olympics New Mexico! Tag/share with 3 friends you want to compete against and register today!
➡️ http://nmletrguardiangames.org/ ⬅️

#NMLETR #LETR #NMLETRGuardianGames #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue #SONM

10/13/2020

This morning, Special Olympics New Mexico staff joined New Mexico Office of the Attorney General Hector Balderas and his team in a Flame of Hope Torch presentation honoring the consecutive years of community policing excellence they have achieved through our Torch Run program for Special Olympics. Thanks to their recent efforts to raise awareness and funds led by NMOAG’s Agency Coordinators Katherine Trujillo and Amira Rasheed, SONM is better equipped to address the lack of physical fitness, personal achievement, and social connection caused by COVID-19.

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10/09/2020
Happy October from Special Olympics New Mexico!

In case you missed it!

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | October 2, 2020 Announcements SONM athletes are halfway through the Fall Sports Virtual Games training season. The Fall Sports training a

Celebrated today with our food truck vendors who raised money during the month of September. A shout out to Pop-Pop's It...
10/07/2020

Celebrated today with our food truck vendors who raised money during the month of September. A shout out to Pop-Pop's Italian Ice, Mighty Mike's Meat’s. Smoked BBQ, Tikka Spice and Desert Sky on the fly for raising awareness and dollars for Special Olympics New Mexico.

Thank you to Officer Greg Ramirez with New Mexico State Police for your participation and commitment to the athletes! We couldn’t have done it without you!

#NMLETR #sonm

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10/06/2020
Happy October from Special Olympics New Mexico!

Have you seen our latest news?

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | October 2, 2020 Announcements SONM athletes are halfway through the Fall Sports Virtual Games training season. The Fall Sports training a

Happy October from Special Olympics New Mexico!
10/02/2020
Happy October from Special Olympics New Mexico!

Happy October from Special Olympics New Mexico!

News and updates from Special Olympics New Mexico S.O. Brief | October 2, 2020 Announcements SONM athletes are halfway through the Fall Sports Virtual Games training season. The Fall Sports training a

The second annual NMLETR Guardian Games will be held virtually this year and we want YOU to join in on fun challenges in...
09/30/2020

The second annual NMLETR Guardian Games will be held virtually this year and we want YOU to join in on fun challenges in support of Special Olympics New Mexico! Check out the flyer, the event page Virtual Guardian Games 2020, and the website for more info and to register your team: http://www.nmletrguardiangames.org/

#NMLETR #LETR #SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Happy Tuesday! Head over to North Domingo Baca Park between 4-8 p.m. today (9/29) to support the Food Truck Torch Icon C...
09/29/2020

Happy Tuesday! Head over to North Domingo Baca Park between 4-8 p.m. today (9/29) to support the Food Truck Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics New Mexico! Check out the participating food truck pages on Facebook or Instagram to see their additional operating hours/locations: Tikka Spice, Mighty Mike's Meat’s. Smoked BBQ, Pop-Pop's Italian Ice and Desert Sky on the fly

Not in the #Albuquerque area? No problem! You can support the campaign online at https://bit.ly/NMLETRFoodTruckFundraiser

#SONM #LETR #ABQ #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

There's only a few days left to support the Food Truck Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics New Mexico! Check out th...
09/28/2020

There's only a few days left to support the Food Truck Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics New Mexico! Check out the participating food truck pages on Facebook or Instagram to see their hours/locations: Tikka Spice, Mighty Mike's Meat’s. Smoked BBQ, Pop-Pop's Italian Ice and Desert Sky on the fly

Not in the #Albuquerque area? No problem! You can support the campaign online at https://bit.ly/NMLETRFoodTruckFundraiser

#SONM #LETR #ABQ #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue

Great night out with NM State Police, the Rio Rancho Rockets and the community of Cabezon in Rio Rancho. #NewMexicoTrue ...
09/25/2020

Great night out with NM State Police, the Rio Rancho Rockets and the community of Cabezon in Rio Rancho.

#NewMexicoTrue #nmletr #sonm

Head out to Cabezon Park from 4-8 p.m. today (9/24) to grab some yummy food truck food while supporting the Food Truck T...
09/24/2020

Head out to Cabezon Park from 4-8 p.m. today (9/24) to grab some yummy food truck food while supporting the Food Truck Torch Icon Campaign for Special Olympics New Mexico! A portion of the proceeds from Mighty Mike's Meat’s. Smoked BBQ, Pop-Pop's Italian Ice, and Tikka Spice directly supports Special Olympics athletes!

Not in the Albuquerque area? No problem! Donations are accepted online during the month of September at https://bit.ly/NMLETRFoodTruckFundraiser
#Albuquerque #SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue
#ABQ

There's still time to support the Food Truck Torch Icon Campaign which benefits Special Olympics New Mexico! Mighty Mike...
09/23/2020

There's still time to support the Food Truck Torch Icon Campaign which benefits Special Olympics New Mexico! Mighty Mike's Meat’s. Smoked BBQ, Pop-Pop's Italian Ice, and Tikka Spice will be at Cabezon Park tomorrow, Thursday (9/24) from 4-8 p.m. as well as other locations this upcoming weekend! Check out their Pages for additional info!

Not in the Albuquerque area? No problem! Donations are accepted online during the month of September at https://bit.ly/NMLETRFoodTruckFundraiser

#Albuquerque #SONM #NewMexico #NewMexicoTrue
#ABQ

For today's #ThankfulThursday, we would like to thank our community partner Rio Grande Credit Union, whose employees and...
09/18/2020

For today's #ThankfulThursday, we would like to thank our community partner Rio Grande Credit Union, whose employees and leadership team year after year have helped raise awareness and funds for our Special Olympics New Mexico athletes with annual torch icon campaigns and helping carry our Flame of Hope torch to the State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies!

09/17/2020

Thankful for our partnership with the @University of New Mexico Women's Soccer Team. They continue to support Special Olympics New Mexico year after year.

Our athletes are training for the Virtual Fall Games. Here's a workout video several of the Lady Lobos put together to help support our athletes in their training.
Letr North Region
LETR Albuquerque
LETR Valencia County
LETR Las Cruces
LETR East Region
SONM Area 1

#NewMexicoTrue #nmletr #sonm

Good times tonight with Martin and Shiv along with NMSP Officer Greg Ramirez. Shiv got his turkey leg from Mighty Mike’s...
09/16/2020

Good times tonight with Martin and Shiv along with NMSP Officer Greg Ramirez. Shiv got his turkey leg from Mighty Mike’s Meats and his first Italian ice from Pop Pops Italian Ice. I had the philly cheesesteak at Desert Sky on the fly and Officer Ramirez ate at Tikka Spice.

Join them Thursday night in Rio Rancho at Cabezon Park. You won’t want to miss them!

#newmexicotrue #nmletr #sonm

It's a beautiful day for delicious food truck food with proceeds supporting Special Olympics New Mexico athletes! If you...
09/15/2020

It's a beautiful day for delicious food truck food with proceeds supporting Special Olympics New Mexico athletes! If you're in the #Albuquerque area head over to North Domingo Baca Park between 4-8 p.m. today (Tuesday, 9/15) for local food from Mighty Mike's Meat’s. Smoked BBQ, Pop-Pop's Italian Ice, Tikka Spice and Desert Sky on the fly! Not in #ABQ - no problem - donations are also accepted online during the month of September: https://bit.ly/NMLETRFoodTruckFundraiser

*Visit the Food Truck pages linked above for locations and hours of operation or visit the event page Food Truck Torch Icon Campaign for more info!
#NMLETR #SONM #NewMexico #LETR

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