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Torch Run for Special Olympics Northern California

Special Olympics 2014

Special Olympics Northern California provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need to succeed in life. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® raises significant funds to support these efforts.


The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in partnership with our communities, is to support Special Olympics Northern California through fundraising and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life of our athletes. 

It is a year round fundraising campaign that culminates every year at the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games in June.

Whether you want to escort the Special Olympics Torch, the Flame of Hope, with other Law Enforcement personnel on its way to the Summer Games Opening Ceremonies or raise funds for Special Olympics, everyone in our Law Enforcement community is invited to participate.

Over 3,500 law enforcement personnel from Federal, Military, State, County and Local agencies participate in the Torch Run fundraising campaign

Special Olympics Changes Lives
There are many ways to support the Law Enforcement fundraising campaign

Individuals and businesses can support the Santa Clara Police Department's efforts with a monetary contribution to our campaign. Donations to Special Olympics Northern California can be made online or at the Police Building (601 El Camino Real). Donations can be made in honor of someone special.


Texas Hold'em Poker Challenge  will take place on November 15, 2019 at the Boulder Ridge Golf Club from 6:00-11:00p.m. Register online at https://www.sonc.org/texasholdem. For sponsorship information, contact Frank Saunders at (408)640-7461.

Tip-A-Cop® at California Pizza Kitchen on October 24, 2019 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. This program brings together local law enforcement personnel and Special Olympics athletes for a day of food, fun and awareness. Every year, law enforcement volunteers as celebrity wait staff, helping to deliver food and refill drinks, all for "tips" for Special Olympics! 

T-Shirts are available for purchase at Torch Run and Tip-A-Cop events. All proceeds from these sales will go to support Special Olympics Northern California. Call 408-615-4700 for more information.   

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