About Our Organization
The Law Enforcement Torch Run ® (LETR) is a year-round fundraising and awareness building program, designed to allow members of the law enforcement community the opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes who live, work and compete in their local communities. Law enforcement personnel from Federal, Military, State, County, and Local agencies participate in the Massachusetts Torch Run campaign. Funds are raised through a variety of activities such as; Cop on Top, Polar Plunge, Truck Pulls, Cruiser Convoys and many more. In June, hundreds of law enforcement personnel carry the Special Olympics Torch, the Flame of Hope, through counties all over Massachusetts culminating at the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games.
Special Olympics Massachusetts, with the on-going assistance of more than 10,000 volunteers, provides over 100 organized competitions each year to nearly 12,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Training is offered by more than 1,280 coaches in 24 different individual and team sports.
Why donate to Special Olympics Massachusetts? The love in a hug. The sweat of courage. The tears of joy and disappointment.
Special Olympics Massachusetts helps individuals with intellectual disabilities discover their true potential. We equip them with real world skills that benefit them on the playing fields of sport and life.
Special Olympics Massachusetts receives very little federal or state funding and is almost entirely dependent on individual and corporate donations to support its programs. No athlete ever pays a fee to participate in Special Olympics. Our goal is to reach out and increase the number of participants each year while maintaining the quality of our training programs and competitions already benefiting so many Massachusetts citizens with intellectual disabilities. Like any team, we can't do it alone.