Law Enforcement Torch Run :
Pleasant Hill POA is proud to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Last year, 2015 we are proud to announce that with the support of our amazing community we raised over $32,000 for the Special Olympics. We are also proud to have been in the top 10 donors for the Northern California Special Olympics. We could not have raised so much with out the support of our Pleasant Hill community! Thank you Pleasant Hill for your continued support!! So far in 2016 we have already raised $28,000 and we still have half a year to surpass the money raised from 2015.
The mission of the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR), in partnership with our communities, is to support Special Olympics Northern California through fundraising and public awareness, which in turn enhances the quality of life of our athletes. LETR is a year round fundraising campaign with a wide variety of fundraising events taking place throughout the year, culminating at the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games in June.
Law Enforcement Torch Run History
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® began in 1981 in Wichita Kansas. Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise awareness of and funds for Special Olympics. He came up with the idea of the Torch Run as a way to engage the local law enforcement and their communities. Participants in the Torch Run would run the torch in intrastate.
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