Special Olympics Northern California
provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® raises significant funds to support these efforts.
The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in partnership with our communities, is to support Special Olympics Northern California through fundraising and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life of our athletes.
It is a year round fundraising campaign that culminates every year at the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games in June.
Whether you want to escort the Special Olympics Torch, the Flame of Hope, with other Law Enforcement personnel on its way to the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies or raise funds for Special Olympics, everyone in our Law Enforcement community is invited to participate.
Over 3,500 law enforcement personnel from Federal, Military, State, County and Local agencies participate in the Torch Run fundraising campaign.
Special Olympics Changes Lives
There are many ways to support the Law Enforcement fundraising campaign.
Individuals and businesses can support our efforts with a monetary contribution to our campaign.
You can make a donation to the Santa Clara Police Department. Donations can be made in honor of someone special.
- JOIN THE SANTA CLARA POLICE DEPARTMENT AT A FUNDRAISING EVENT
The August 15, Poker Tournament at Bay Club Santa Clara generated approximately $51,823. The 5th annual event will take place in August, 2015.
Tip-a-Cop® brings together local law enforcement personnel and Special Olympics athletes for a day of food, fun and awareness. Every year, law enforcement volunteers as celebrity wait staff, helping to deliver food and refill drinks, all for "tips" for Special Olympics! The next Tip-a-Cop® is schedule at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (3906 Rivermark Place in Santa Clara) on Saturday, October 18 from 11am-3pm and 4pm-8pm. For more information call 408-615-4700.
At our Torch Run and Tip-A-Cop events, we will have Torch Run T-shirts available for purchase for $15. Of course, all proceeds from these sales will go to support Special Olympics Northern California. Call 408-615-4700 for more information.
- TORCH RUN
On June 19, SCPD employees carried the Flame of Hope through Santa Clara, to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. The flame continued its journey to UC Davis for the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games June 27-29. Meanwhile, SCPD runners raised money toward Special Olympics. Details for the 2015 event are forthcoming.