Welcome Chief Roessler, 2019 Torch Run Chair

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Chief Edwin C. Roessler Jr. of Fairfax County has been selected to serve as the Chair of the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run. Law Enforcement in Virginia have served as guardians of the Flame of Hope for more than 30 years; all the while raising funds and awareness to support Special Olympics athletes.


“We are proud to partner with Special Olympics Virginia and it’s 23,000+ athletes to lead the charge for full inclusion on and off the playing field,” said Roessler. “Our goal is to break down barriers and inspire action to end discrimination for people with intellectual disabilities in every school and community where we serve. We are all part of the Inclusion Revolution.”

Under the direction of Sheriff Steve Dempsey of King George County, the 2018 Torch Run raised more than $1.3 million dollars. Chief Roessler has set the 2019 goal at $1.5 million.

Harley Raffle Winner

Hanover 2017

Congratulations to Mitchell Whittaker of Reva, who won the 2018 Harley Davidson raffle. 

Congratulations to Lou Scalzo of Remington, who won the 2018 Indian raffle. 

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 www.specialolympicsva.org/calendar.

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