About the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics:
LETR’s mission is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement worldwide. More than 85,000 law enforcement officers from 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, the 50 United States, and 46 Countries internationally form the largest grass roots fundraiser for Special Olympics.
Established in 1981 in Wichita Kansas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) was the personal project of Police Chief Richard LaMunyon who wanted to increase awareness of Special Olympics. The Torch Run was quickly adopted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), now recognized as the founding law enforcement organization of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
About Special Olympics:
Special Olympics Alberta is committed to enriching the lives of Albertans with an intellectual disability through sport. They provide athletes, of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to realize their full athletic potential, with appropriate training, coaching and competitions, to develop life skills, a healthy body, and self-esteem.