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Lower Township Police Department
Tuesday June 7th, 2022 :: 03:30 p.m. EDT

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39th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run To Benefit Special Olympics NJ - Torch Will Be Carried Throughout the State

Lower Township – On Friday, June 10, 2022, law enforcement officers, known as “Guardians of the Flame” will show that the “Flame of Hope” is alive and well in the Garden State.  During the 39th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey, more than 3,000 officers will take to the streets of their local communities, split up into 26 separate legs, some starting as early as 4:45 a.m., and run to raise awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. Spectators are invited to watch and cheer as the flame makes its way through local communities across New Jersey.  For maps or more information, visit www.NJTorchRun.org.
 
“Law enforcement officers have been serving Special Olympics New Jersey athletes for over 38 years,” says Chief Robert Belfiore, Retired Deputy Chief of the Port Authority of NY/NJ and Director of the New Jersey Torch Run.  “As the Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, I am privileged to work with such a resilient group of individuals. The Annual Torch Run is stronger than ever thanks to these dedicated men and women of law enforcement, and we will continue to come together as a community in support of the Special Olympics New Jersey mission.”  The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey is recognized as a leader in fundraising among the many programs around the globe.  “From training to competition, health resources to leadership opportunities, Special Olympics New Jersey provides all its programs completely free of charge to our community,” says Jason Schubert, Senior Director of LETR Initiatives for Special Olympics New Jersey.
 
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW JERSEY:
For more than 50 years, Special Olympics New Jersey has provided year-round sports training and athletic competition in 24 Olympic-type sports for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, completely free of charge. Through the joy and power of sports, athletes are provided 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. Visit www.sonj.org for more information.
 
ABOUT THE LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN:
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is part of an international campaign for Special Olympics coordinated and managed by all divisions of Law Enforcement officers and officials from throughout the world whose mission is to raise dollars and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey has been recognized for many years as one of the top grassroots fundraising organizations for Special Olympics worldwide. In 2021, the LETR for Special Olympics New Jersey raised more than $2.1 million.
 

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Cape May, NJ 08204

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