Community invited to participate; annual Law Enforcement Torch Relay Run postponed until 2021
Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) is extending the time of its first-ever “Flame of Hope” virtual run and fundraiser. From now until September 30, SONV is asking the community to support its athletes and programs by registering to walk, run, bike, or swim a 10k, 5k, or the distance of a JR. run.
Participants can log their miles and time by using any fitness tracking device then enter in their miles on the SONV homepage at www.sonv.org. SONV is also encouraging all participants to share photos on social media. Community members interested in participating in this event can register for the virtual run at https://bit.ly/3fKpnS6.
The “Flame of Hope” fundraiser was initially added to coincide with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run ® (LETR), which features more than 500 law enforcement officers from 42 agencies throughout the state, alongside SONV athletes, carrying the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope.” To ensure the health and safety of all participants, the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run has been adjusted to virtual participation until 2021.
The mission of LETR, is to support SONV through fundraising and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life of our athletes. Nevada law enforcement officers fundraise throughout the year and have raised more than $3 million for Special Olympics Nevada since 2002. Last year’s LETR efforts raised nearly $270,000.
Open to the public along with Special Olympics Nevada athletes and law enforcement personnel from various local agencies.
From now until Wednesday, September 30, 2020
To register please visit https://bit.ly/3fKpnS6
Please tag SONV’s respective social media accounts including @sonevada and include hashtags such as #SONV, #run4hopeNV and #myflameSONV
About Special Olympics Nevada
Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through inclusive sports, education, and health. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 3,253 athletes who compete in more than 60 competitions in 10 sports annually. On the playing field, SONV promotes inclusion through Unified Sports, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. On school campuses, SONV impacts more than 62,000 school-aged students by promoting inclusion through the Unified Champion Schools Program, which encourages Unified Sports, Inclusive Leadership programs and Whole School Engagement. SONV is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering health screenings and services free of charge. SONV relies on the support of 4,766 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations and foundations. In 2018, SONV honored the 50-year anniversary of Special Olympics. More information may be found by visiting www.sonv.org and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @SONevada.