What is the history of the Law Enforcement Torch Run?
Posted by Nina Sljivo on 31 July 2013 10:06 AM

With the endorsement of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, the first Law Enforcement Torch Run in Canada was held in 1987 and generated $100,000 in funds with the participation of Law Enforcement personnel from Southern Ontario. Nationally, the run has become an annual event in ten provinces and the Northwest Territories. In Ontario alone, in excess of $26 million has been raised, establishing it as one of the most profitable torch run relationships in the world.

The success and support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run over the years has been phenomenal. Since the torch began its partnership with Special Olympics Ontario, the number of registered athletes has grown from under 4,000 to greater than 18,000 athletes today.

As a result, SOO can essentially look into the future with security and recognize that it is possible to continue to expand its services to the increasing number of athletes.

For more information on the history, mission statement, purpose and event summaries for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, please click on the link below:

http://www.torchrunontario.com/default.asp?contentID=5

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