Law Enforcement Torch Run Helps Families of Special Olympic Athletes

Law enforcement and community members across the state have been running this week to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the biggest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International.

Today the crew was in Traverse City, lighting the torch and running to help families cover medical, traveling, and training expenses for Special Olympics.

More than 40 communities in Michigan join the run week and the LETR program helps pay for more than 27,000 athletes to participate in Special Olympics Michigan.

Carrie Chase, a LETR representative, says there is no cost to run and everyone runs together.

“Most all of us know somebody who has some kind of special needs and this is a way to give back to them, so they’re able to participate in the Special Olympic events,” she says. “I have a niece who has special needs and she’s my biggest reason I keep coming back for it.”

Tomorrow there will be runs in Mount Pleasant, Midland, and Big Rapids. Fore more information about the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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