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Torch Run blazes through L.S.


June 4, 2013

The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Campaign began in Washington State in 1982. In addition to the thousands of miles law enforcement personnel has traveled with the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of the Summer Games; hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised each year for local Special Olympics athletes.

“Each year we have the distinct opportunity to proudly escort the Special Olympic Torch through our great city,” Lake Stevens Police Sergeant Bob Summers said. “The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign is the largest grass-roots fundraising movement for the Special Olympics.”

Funds are generated through the sale of the popular LETR Campaign T-shirts and through various annual activities such as: Polar Plunges, Tip-A-Cops, Roof Sits, raffles, t-shirt sales and many more activities—raising more than $650,000 for local Special Olympics programs.

Washington State’s goal is to raise one million dollars by 2014 for the athletes for Special Olympics!

The 2013 “Guardians of the Flame” from Lake Stevens were: Jan Berg, Macy Berg, Lilly Larson, Barb Stevens, Dan Lorentzen, Bob Summers, Jerad Wachtveitl and Robert Guertin.


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