Law Enforcement Torch Run
- In 1982, Port Authority of NY & NJ Police Officer Steven Vitale was asked to take photos at a local Special Olympics competition in New Jersey. He was so moved by the determination exhibited by the athletes that he asked other officers to volunteer at the Summer Games. What began as a simple volunteer effort, has grown to such an extent that today, under the direction of a committee comprised of officers representing departments throughout the State, Law Enforcement for Special Olympics New Jersey is a year-round Champion Partner.
- Through the fundraising efforts of the actual Torch Run and special events hosted throughout the year by Law Enforcement, over $3 million was raised for Special Olympics New Jersey in 2014. Click here for more information on LETR fundraising events.
- Hundreds of Law Enforcement officers volunteer at both Winter Games and Summer Games presenting medals to athletes as well as serving food.
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