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LETR Logos


Download the LETR logos for use in conjunction with Torch Run sponsored events. Make sure to read the general guidelines for logo usage before using on any materials or for sponsorship.


LETR UA Run Shirt


LETR UA Run Shirt

Description of ShirtUnder Armour Tech Men’s Short Sleeve T-Shirt (Loose Fit) – Lightweight UA Tech fabric with an ultra-soft, natural feel for unrivaled comfort.   Featuring Under Armour’s signature moisture transport system, this durable performance material wicks sweat away from the body, keeping you cooler and drier.  Color is Academy and features LETR logo on front with this year’s slogan, “Guardians the Flame” on back.  Please note shirts are available only in men’s sizing and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

To order please fill out the form below or download and fill out the 2018 LETR UA Run Shirt Order Form

LETR UA Run Shirt Order

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Events


Law Enforcement Torch Run Events

Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Culver's of Edwardsville
For more information, please view Edwardsville PD Culver’s Night Flyer.
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Hillsboro Knights of Columbus Hall
For more information, please view IDOC Graham Paint Nite Flyer.
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm Macomb Fire Department
For more information, please view Macomb Fire Truck Pull Flyer.
May 7 @ 7:00 pm Busch Stadium
For more information, please view Special Olympics Cardinals Event Flyer.
May 12 @ 6:00 pm Benton Elks Lodge
For more information, please view IDOC Big Muddy Redneck Triva Flyer.
May 18 @ 5:00 am – 12:00 pm Various Locations
2018 marks the 16th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Rooftop event with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois!  This event has been a huge success over the years, in[...]
May 19 @ 3:31 pm Downtown Square
For more information, please view FOP Lodge #186 Cop Run 5K Flyer.
May 19 @ 5:00 pm Brian's Place - Legion Pavilion
For more information, please view Matteson PD Texas Hold Em Tournament Flyer.
May 20 @ 9:00 am St. Charles Sportsman's Club
For more information, please view Maple Park PD Sporting Clay Shoot Flyer.
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm St. Charles Sportsman's Club
Join us for a fun shoot for all levels of shooters, novice to expert. Event will include Vendor Area, 50/50, door prizes, and live gun auction. Eye protection and ear protection required. Disabled Vets shoot[...]
May 21 @ 7:30 am Steeple Chase Golf Course
For more information, please view Mundelein PD Golf Outing Flyer.
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am Great River Road Harley Davidson
For more information, please view Ride For The Gold Flyer.
Jun 2 @ 1:00 pm Lakeshore Golf Course
For more information, please view IDOC Taylorville Golf Outing Flyer.
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am Inwood Golf Course
For more information, please view Will County Chief’s Golf Outing Flyer.
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm The Dirt Oval @ Route 66 Raceway
Register with SOILL Support a Driver What is Five-O at the Dirty O Five-O at the Dirty O is a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. It is a stock car[...]
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm All Illinois Texas Roadhouse Locations
2018 marks the 8th annual Texas Roadhouse Benefit Lunch for Special Olympics Illinois.  Each July, the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Texas Roadhouse collaborate on this exciting event in which law enforcement officers serve the[...]
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Sears Centre
What is the Truck Convoy? The Truck Convoy is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between law enforcement and the trucking industry to raise funds for Special Olympics so athletes  can continue[...]
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Chicago O'Hare Airport
What is the Plane Pull? The O’Hare Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as a team of up to 20 battle a UPS Airbus A300 or United Airlines 737, weighing nearly 180,000 lbs.  That[...]
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm CIT Trucks, Inc.
What is the Truck Convoy? The Truck Convoy is a fundraising and awareness event that creates a unique partnership between law enforcement and the trucking industry to raise funds for Special Olympics so athletes  can continue[...]
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Southern Illinois Airport
What is the Plane Pull? Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run have partnered with the Southern Illinois University School of Aviation to host the 2nd annual Southern Illinois Plane Pull on October[...]
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
  What is the Harley Raffle? Since 1998, the Kane County Chiefs of Police Association has sponsored a Harley-Davidson Raffle to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Illinois. To date, more than[...]
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm SOILL Headquarters
 What is the UTV Raffle? Since 2016, the Maple Park Police Department has sponsored an UTV Raffle to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.  Over two years, more than $74,000 has[...]

LETR Resources Guide


LETR Resources Guide

Each year law enforcement personnel who attend our LETR Kickoff Conference receive our annual LETR Kickoff Book. This book serves as a resource and guide for all active LETR departments and/or agencies.  In an effort to make information more accessible to our volunteers, Special Olympics Illinois will be providing an electronic version of this book. Please click the sections below to access our available resources.

For additional questions please contact Sandy Nash at 1-800-394-0562.

Section 1 – Torch Run Background & History

  1. What is the Law Enforcement Torch Run (link to page on website)
  2. 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Goals
  3. Where the Money Goes
  4. Torch Run History
  5. Torch Run/Special Olympics Illinois Fact Sheet
  6. 2018 Torch Run Calendar (link to LETR event calendar)

Section 2 – Special Olympics Background

  1. Special Olympics Illinois Fact Sheet
  2. Special Olympics Illinois Reach Report
  3. Young Athletes Fact Sheet
  4. Unified Champion Schools Fact Sheet
  5. Law Enforcement Family Outreach
  6. 2017 Special Olympics Illinois Spring Games Calendar
  7. Special Olympics Illinois Region List and Map
  8. Tax Exempt Letters (501 C 3)
  9. Certificate of Insurance
  10. Global Messenger Request Form (link to online form)

Section 3 – Torch Run Structure and Recruitment

  1. Torch Run Structure & Job Descriptions
  2. What is Expected from Participating Departments/Agencies
  3. How Can I add a Leg to the Torch Run
  4. Torch Run State Committee Contact List
  5. Inactive Law Enforcement Agencies

Section 4 – Risk Management

  1. Risk Management and Safety Issues
  2. Special Event Notification Form
  3. Incident Report Form and Instructions

Section 5 – Special Events/Fundraising Ideas

  1. Formula For a Successful Torch Year
  2. Fundraising Ideas
  3. Coca Cola
  4. Dunkin’ Donuts (Link to Dunkin’ Event Page)
  5. Torch Run License Plate Information
  6. Torch Run Sponsorship Matrix
  7. Torch Run Budget Relieving In-Kind Needs
  8. Torch Run Fundraising Event Best Practices

Section 6 – Public Relations

  1. Publicity Ideas
  2. Law Enforcement Torch Run Q&A
  3. Sample – Statewide Press Release
  4. Sample – Torch Run Leg Routes
  5. Language Guidelines

Section 7 – Administration

  1. Revenue Collection Procedures
  2. 2017 Torch Run Top Department List ($5,000 and above)
  3. Where do we rank internationally?
  4. 2017 Revenue Report
  5. 2017 Torch Run Totals by Department
  6. Torch Run Money 5 Year Historical Department Report

Section 8 – Materials

  1. Torch Run Donor Form
  2. Torch Run Runner/Volunteer Registration Form
  3. Torch Run Participant Waiver
  4. Torch Run Merchandise Order Form (link to online form)
  5. Torch Run Merchandise Return Form
  6. Flame of Hope Award Form
  7. 2017 Torch Run Incentive Form
  8. 2017 Torch Run Early Incentive Form
  9. 2018 Under Armour Run Shirt Order Form
  10. Special Olympics IL & Torch Run Logo guidelines