Manchester, NH – The Special Olympics New Hampshire Law Enforcement Torch Run celebrated its 35th anniversary with this year’s run. The 2019 Torch Run started on May 18th in Pittsburgh, New Hampshire at the Canadian border. Hundreds of law enforcement professionals from all over the Granite State participated in the run to raise awareness about Special Olympics and raise funds for SONH as well.

The Manchester to Concord leg of the Torch Run took place on Friday, June 7th and was comprised of approximately one hundred fifty runners. Sixty of those runners were members of the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections.

On Tuesday, July 30th Sergeants William McBournie and Syd Barnes of the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections stopped by the Special Olympics New Hampshire offices in Manchester to deliver a check for the funds raised by their department. The Hillsborough County DOC raised $500.00 for Special Olympics New Hampshire from their participation in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run.

“New Hampshire Law Enforcement does so much for us all year long. The Torch Run showcases that relationship” according to SONH President and CEO Mary Conroy. “This year featured two important milestones; the 35th anniversary of the Torch Run and the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics New Hampshire” Conroy added.

About Special Olympics New Hampshire
Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) is an accredited program of Special Olympics International (SOI) and is part of an international global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world.  We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.  Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics (LETR) is a volunteer movement that was established by members of the law enforcement community to support Special Olympics.  The mission of LETR is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement.

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Contact: Mark Ericson
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