Law Enforcement Torch Run Events
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Check out all the upcoming events and decide which ones you can be a part of! Law Enforcement Torch Run Events
Polar Plunge 2020
The 2020 Polar Plunge season will run from Saturday, February 15 through Sunday, March 22. Registration is scheduled to open on Monday, November 11th. All proceeds collected by plungers benefit the 23,000 traditional athletes and 17,000 Young Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. For more information: SOILL Polar Plunge
Dunkin' Cop on a Rooftop
Dunkin’ Cop on a Rooftop - 2021 marks the 19th Anniversary of the Dunkin’ Cop on Rooftop event with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois! This event has been a huge success over the years; in fact, more than $5.75 million has been raised in Illinois during this great partnership!
This year’s Cop on Rooftop event is tentatively scheduled statewide for Friday, August 20, 2021, from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. In 2019, 315 locations participated and raised more than $957,000. Due to the pandemic we were unable to host Cop on a Rooftop in 2020. Save the date to join Illinois LETR as we return to the rooftops and make 2021 a record year for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!!
Intrastate Relay - The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) is the single largest year-round fundraising movement benefiting Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL). Every year, law enforcement personnel across the state dedicate countless hours to help raise funds and awareness for the 23,000 traditional athletes and more than 14,000 Young Athletes participating across Illinois. Traditionally the week leading up to Summer Games, law enforcement personnel across the state would carry the Flame of Hope® nearly 1,500 miles to its final destination – the Opening Ceremony of Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Intrastate Relay will be held in a hybrid format the week of June 21st in conjunction with the 2021 Special Olympics Illinois Virtual Summer Games.
Five O at the Dirty O
Five O at the Dirty O - Five-O at the Dirty O is a stock car race in which law enforcement officers race stock vehicles decked out in their department’s patrol colors and decals. Emergency lights are encouraged to add to the fanfare. Since its inception in 2016, law enforcement personnel from 30 agencies have hit the dirt track and raised more than $470,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.
In 2021, this event is scheduled to take place at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet on Saturday, July 24.
Each officer must raise a minimum of $500 in donations to participate. Drivers are encouraged to recruit family and friends to serve as their “Pit Crew” to help assist in their fundraising efforts. The initial starting lineup the night of the race is based off each driver’s fundraising efforts. The more you raise the higher you are in the lineup.
The winning officer not only receives the ultimate bragging rights as the fastest cop in town but is presented with a trophy that evening!
LETR Days Sponsored by Schnucks
LETR Days Sponsored by Schnucks - The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is excited to team up with Schnucks Grocery chain to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. During this event, law enforcement officers and volunteers will staff merchandise tables near the main entrance of their local Schnucks store. Volunteers will sell LETR merchandise, raffle tickets and collect general donations all to benefit the 23,000 traditional Special Olympics athletes and nearly 14,000 Young Athletes (ages 2-7).
The 2021 LETR Days is tentative scheduled for the weekends of August 6 – 8 and August 13 – 15.
For more ways to help:
- Camper Raffle: https://www.soill.org/blog/events/camper-raffle/
- Harley Davidson Raffle: https://www.soill.org/blog/events/harley-davidson-raffle/