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's event will take place on Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (rain or shine) in Oakville starting at St. Dominic School. Click here to view this year's poster and click here for the route information.
The 2014 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.
For additional information on event routes and sponsorship opportunities: