In Wisconsin, law enforcement sparked a movement in 1986 to raise awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities, which continues to burn brightly today. Through their involvement with Special Olympics Wisconsin, law enforcement volunteers champion acceptance and inclusion for athletes with intellectual disabilities, promoting equal treatment and highlighting their unique gifts, talents, and abilities. Join us in creating opportunities to unite and educate our community. It is our belief that persons with intellectual disabilities with the aid of SOWI showcase that there are no limits to human potential or human spirit.
Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Wisconsin’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics movement. LETR is ever growing and has raised over $600 million for Special Olympics programs since forming.
Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into Opening Ceremonies of local competitions as well as Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. There are over 97,000 law enforcement members that carry the “Flame of Hope” annually. The flame symbolizes courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.