Law Enforcement Carry the Flame of Hope to the 44th Annual Summer Games in Stillwater
Statewide. Men and women of law enforcement from around the state will join together and participate in Law Enforcement Torch Runs to raise awareness for Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games. The 44th annual Summer Games is May 8 through 10 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Many law enforcement agencies in communities across the state will have Torch Runs. The Final Leg of all Law Enforcement Torch Runs is on May 8 at 4:00 p.m. in Stillwater. The Final Leg runners will run east on Hall of Fame Avenue past the track and conclude at 4:15 p.m.
The largest of the community Torch Runs include:
Oklahoma City – Torch Run from the Capitol
On May 8, 2013 at 7:45 a.m., law enforcement will run the Flame of Hope torch from the Oklahoma City Police Department Headquarters, 701 Colcord Drive, Oklahoma City and end approximately 9:00 a.m. on the North Plaza of the State Capitol. Lt. Governor Todd Lamb and Attorney General Scott Pruitt will join the Torch Run and then say a few remarks at the conclusion of the Run on the steps of the State Capitol. Joining the Torch Run will be Oklahoma City Sheriff John Whetsel and Chief Bill Citty, Oklahoma City Police Department and Special Olympics Oklahoma board member. More then 100 Torch Runners and many law
enforcement agencies will participate in this event.
Tulsa – Torch Run from downtown Tulsa
On May 8, 2013, law enforcement from several Tulsa area agencies will begin their Torch Run to Stillwater beginning at 6:30 a.m. from 6th and Main Street, downtown Tulsa,
Chickasha - 7th Annual Craig Meyer Memorial Walk for Special Olympics Oklahoma
In Chickasha, Oklahoma on May 2, 2013 Law Enforcement from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and many other participants will hold the 7th Annual Craig Meyer Memorial Walk for Special Olympics. The kick-off walk will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Chickasha High School Football Field. The on May 3, 2013 Stewart and Beth Meyer, Jim and Jennifer Fisher and Calvin Symes of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will begin their walk to Stillwater and arrive on May 8, 2013. For more information about this walk, contact Stewart and Beth Ann
Meyer at 405-226-2506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tulsa - Cpl. Jared Shoemaker Memorial Walk
At Chandler Park, Tulsa, Oklahoma on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. is the Shoemaker Memorial Walk and will conclude on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in Stillwater. The 3-day, 69-mile Walk from Tulsa to Stillwater, Oklahoma will benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma in memory of Cpl. Jared Shoemaker. For more information, contact Jennifer Lightle, Special Olympics Oklahoma Special Events Director at 918-481-1234 or email@example.com.
Special Olympics Oklahoma
The Mission of Special Olympics is to provide a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Today 9,800 Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes participate in more than 130 sports competitions and training clinic opportunities every year. Competition is offered in 16 official sports. There are opportunities for thousands of volunteers. Visit www.sook.org or call 918-481-1234 for more information.
Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is an international charity made up of law
enforcement agencies that raise money for Special Olympics. LETR was adopted as an official charity of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in 1981 and was begun in Oklahoma in 1986. The mission was simple: Carry the Flame of Hope to the State Summer Games. As the years passed, the mission grew to include fundraising and increasing public awareness of Special Olympics Oklahoma. Today LETR is the guardian of the Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer and Winter Games and actively raises money and public awareness. Visit sook.org to learn more.
Special Olympics Oklahoma