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Torch Run for Special Olympics Northern California

Special Olympics 2014

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.


Special Olympics and ChiefThe 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.

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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.

Torch Run on June 18 along El Camino Real in Santa Clara. The Flame of Hope continues its journey to UC Davis for the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games June 26-28. SCPD runners raise money, via sponsors.

Bike the Bridges on June 14 on the Martinez Riverfront Park.

Texas Hold'em Poker Challenge on August 28, 2015 at the Bay Club of Santa Clara. More details to follow.

PowerPull on September 12, 2015 at California's Great America.

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! 

T-Shirts are available for purchase ($15) at Torch Run and Tip-A-Cop events. All proceeds from these sales will go to support Special Olympics Northern California. Call 408-615-4700 for more information.

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Last updated: 5/1/2015 2:05:06 PM