The Law Enforcement Torch Relay for Special Olympics is a community-based, global event that sees the "Flame of Hope" carried across thousands of communities by members of law enforcement agencies and their community partners.
This year is the 26th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Relay!
The 2013 goal for Halton is to raise awareness, secure participation and build support for the Special Olympics (Ontario) movement.
Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) is a charitable organization that provides sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The primary objective is to enhance physical, social and psychological development through positive and successful experiences in sport. SOO also strives to prepare athletes for active and successful participation in regular community based sport training, recreation and fitness.
Special Olympics Ontario disperses the funds raised through the Law Enforcement Torch Relay to support three major initiatives:
- Competition funding for communities hosting provincial and regional competitions, including travel and registration costs
- Staff support, including SOO field staff
- Support grants to new programs, competitions such as Hometown Games and similar, related programs.
The Halton Regional Police Service is proud to support the Law Enforcement Torch Relay for Special Olympics in support of local athletes, and in partnership with many community partners, including the Halton District and Halton Catholic District School Boards.
This year's event will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine) in Burlington, Oakville and Milton. Click here to download this year's poster with Relay details.
Join our team and support more than 580 athletes in Halton Region. Click here for more information on how to participate and here for this year's pledge form.
Supporters can also order this year's Law Enforcement Torch Relay t-shirts. Click here to find out how.
For additional information on event routes and sponsorship opportunities: