The Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Virginia. Torch Run efforts to raise funds include: T-shirt and Hat Sales, Motorcycle Raffles, Polar Plunges, Softball Tournaments, Tip-A-Cops, and much more.
Each summer, law enforcement officials carry the Flame of Hope across the state culminating with The Torch Run Final Leg, and the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games in Richmond. The 1,900-mile, 8-day Torch Run involves more than 2,000 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 200 law enforcement agencies across Virginia.
Members of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office are excited and proud to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run and the Special Olympics Virginia for its dedication in helping those with disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is a rewarding opportunity for success and benefits the lives of athletes, volunteers, and customers in the communities we serve. This event extends the boundaries of a department and unites officers in the region, throughout the Commonwealth and around the world.
For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Virginia, please go to www.torchrunva.com or www.specialolympicsva.com or www.polarplunge.com
Hanover County Law Enforcement participates in 2012 Polar Plunge
On Saturday, February 4, several members of the Hanover County Sheriff's Office participated in the annual Polar Plunge in Virginia Beach to benefit Special Olympics Virginia.
The Polar Plunge® Winter Festival is Special Olympics Virginia’s largest fundraiser, attracting more than 10,000 people to Virginia's beachfront in February. This year the Hanover Sheriff’s Office Polar Plunge team "Chilly Peppers" raised over $4,500. Thanks to 3,557 Plungers, the Polar Plunge did the best they’ve ever done. That’s right; the 2012 Polar Plunge Winter Festival topped off at a “cool” $1.2 million, the most ever raised in the event’s 20 year history.
To all our Polar Plunge team members, thank you for helping in our continuing efforts to support Special Olympics Virginia. Thanks for a great time. See you again next year.
For more information, go to the Polar Plunge website @ www.polarplunge.com
Click the Play Button to view select photos of the Plungers as they braved the mind numbing cold of the Atlantic Ocean:
TORCH RUN 2012 RAFFLE, 2011 WINNER & TORCH RUN APPAREL
HARLEY DAVIDSON RAFFLE
Congratulations – Mark Briley of Arlington, VA, the winner of 2011's Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run Harley Raffle! Mark is now the lucky owner of a 2011 Harley-Davidson “Fat Boy” motorcycle. The winning ticket number was 1399.
2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run Shirts and Hats are on sale now! Items are $15 each, or two of any combination for $25. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Virginia.
Please contact Lt. Scott Carter for more information on any of these events at 804-365-6471 or firstname.lastname@example.org