The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) began in 1981 in the United States as an effort to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. Now thirty-seven years later, over 97,000 law enforcement officers in 45 countries participate in the LETR, which has become the largest grass-roots fundraising campaign for the Special Olympics worldwide. The “torch run” refers to the relay of law enforcement officers who carry the torch along with Special Olympics Athletes into the Opening Ceremonies of local competitions, and also the World Games; the torch is seen as a symbol of courage and the celebration of diversity.
The Cayman Islands is proud to count itself among those countries that participate in the LETR; this year (2018) uniform services on the islands (RCIPS, Fire, Customs, Immigration and Prison Service) have re-launched the local chapter of the LETR after a dormant period. This spring LETR-Cayman Islands is conducting activities in support of Special Olympics Cayman Islands (SOCI), which will be holding National Games during the entire first week of June. SOCI is gearing up to compete in its 8th World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi in March next year. Specifically, on 26 May 2018 they will be holding a Fire Truck Pull, named in honour of former Fire Chief Kirkland Nixon, as a fundraiser for Special Olympians, and on Friday, June 8 a torch run is planned to start the Track and Field portion of the local games.
These events will be promoted in the local media, and this webpage will also be updated with links to details about how to get involved.
Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull - Saturday, 26 May, 9-1pm
To register for the Kirkland Nixon Memorial Fire Truck Pull, download the application form and sumbit to Simone.Mamby@gov.ky. The entry fee per team is $200 and the fee is due on the day of the event by cash or check.
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