Torch Runs take place primarily in May and June and culminate in the Final Leg which escorts the Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremony of Summer Games in Wichita. Details of the schedules for theTorch Runs including Run Routes and forms are found on the Torch Runs page.
Polar Plunges take place in communities throughout Kansas in January and February each year. Officers are involved in planning, running the event, soliciting sponsors, and raising funds. Many agencies take the Plunge as a group to raise funds. Click on the link to learn more about the Polar Plunges® in Kansas.
The Heroes Pull is an event in which a team pulls two different Hero’s vehicles, a Lenco Bear and a fire truck. Each vehicle weighs approximately 38,000 lbs. The vehicles are pulled individually for time. The two times are combined and the team with the quickest combined time wins. Click on the link for details of this event.
The World’s Largest Truck Convoy®, a Law Enforcement Torch Run initiative, is nationwide celebration that raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics. Thousands of truck drivers, company owners, Department of Transportation officials and law enforcement officers participate in events held in 26 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces. Kansas hosts two convoys in Northwest and Southwest Kansas where drivers sponsor the event and compete for the lead truck position. Officers escort the convoys on these runs.
Why are Cops Waiting on Tables? Cops and Special Olympics athletes make a great team!
Officers wait on tables in hopes of earning “tips” to support the athletes of Special Olympics Kansas. At the same time officers create awareness of the unique relationship between Law Enforcementand SOKS. All “tips” received are donated to SOKS.
~ Tip a Cop Procedure
~ Tip a Cop Checklist
Participating Restuarants Have Included:
Bobby D’s in Emporia
Johnny’s BBQ in Mission
Olpe Chicken House
Check out your favorite eatery and see if they will join the fun! It is a great way to build community relations.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on how to start an event in your area
5K and 10K Runs Set up a local community charity run
Cash for Cans – Cash for Cans Guidelines
Pluck a Duck –Pluck a Duck Rules
Popcorn Standoff – Popcorn Standoff Playbook
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