"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
Special Olympics Oath.
Law Enforcement Torch Run History
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the "Flame of Hope" to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions, state, provincial Games, and National Summer and Winter Games.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run of Oklahoma was started in 1986. There are currently over 50 participating agencies in Oklahoma who in 2009, raised more than $200,000 for Special Olympics Oklahoma through merchandise sales and local fundraising events.
Mark Wollmershauser, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Torch Run
“Mark Wollmershauser…a Man of Many Talents”
Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Authorized and Accredited by Special Olympics, Inc., for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities. © 2009 Special Olympics Oklahoma Contact: 918-481-1234
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