Register for 2014 Torch Run State Conference

The annual Torch Run State Conference will be held at the Wyndham in Virginia Beach November 8-9. Join fellow law enforcement partners, Special Olympics Virginia staff and athletes as we celebrate the traditions that have made the Torch Run partnership Special Olympics' largest grassroots fundraising endeavor, plus learn best practices that can keep us growing! Hear from the athletes themselves about the positive impact that law enforcement officers have made on their lives, and educate yourselves, through interaction with Torch Run leadership, on the ways that your respective agency can continue to make a difference in the future.


The registration fee is $35/person; the deadline to register is Oct. 13. For more details, including information on accommodations and the registration form, click here. If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Ellen Head.



Cici's Teams Up with the Torch Run to Raise Some Dough!


Thanks to Cici's Pizza and the Torch Run for raising some dough - $12,000! - to help Special Olympics Virginia create more champions! For the entire month of July, participating Cici's across Virginia sold icons to benefit the program. The month was capped off with a "Cover the Cruiser" opportunity, where officers spent the day selling icons to cover their law enforcement vehicles. Cici's also donated 10% of sales that day at participating locations. Now that's a tasty partnership!



Get your Harley Raffle Tickets

Tickets now are available for the annual Torch Run Harley Davidson Motorcycle raffle, coordinated by the Hanover Sheriff’s Office. Tickets for this year’s motorcycle, a 2014 Street Glide Special, are $20 each and only 3000 tickets will be sold. The drawing is set for Sept. 27 (note this is a date change from the original Aug. 23 date) at the grand opening of Richmond Harley Davidson’s new facility in Ashland.


For ticket information, please e-mail Lt. Kerri Freis with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Note every law enforcement agency gets credited for any tickets that they sell; agencies can request ticket blocks from Lt. Freis. For additional information on requesting tickets to sell or if you're looking to purchase a ticket, visit our raffle page.



Looking for Torch Run Events? 

We've moved all Torch Run calendar listings to our Special Olympics Virginia calendar, which also includes details on many other ways to get involved in our program. Check it out at

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