Midwest City Police Department
Midwest City Police Department is a proud supporter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions, state, provincial Games, and National, Summer and Winter Games.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run of Oklahoma was started in 1986. There are currently over 185 participating agencies in Oklahoma who in 2020, raised more than $400,000 for Special Olympics Oklahoma through merchandise sales and local fundraising events.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 for the 12,100 Special Olympics athletes in Oklahoma who compete in over 175 events each year. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
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