Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Oswego Police Department is fundraising to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run that benefits Special Olympics Illinois.
- POLICE & FIRE
Saturday, May 4
The following release was issued by the Oswego Police Department: On June 12, 2013 Oswego Police Officers and department employees will be participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. The Flame of Hope eventually will make its way to Bloomington/Normal, into the Redbird Stadium for the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois State Summer Games. If an officer or department employee wishes to participate in this event, they must raise a minimum of $100. The Oswego Police Department is having the third annual “Adopt a Cop” fundraising event to support the Torch Run. The “Adopt a Cop” fundraising event begins now and will end on June 11. The officers and department employees need your help for this …
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge in Yorkville raised over $90,000 to benefit the Illinois Special Olympics.
On Sunday, about 400 people jumped into the icy waters of Loon Lake at Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville. They did so as part of the 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. Plungers had to raise at least $75 in donations in order to participate in the event. All proceeds collected go toward Illinois Special Olympic athletes. In total, the Yorkville Polar Plunge raised $92,593. The Yorkville event is one of 20 Polar Plunges held around the state from mid-February through mid-March. Individuals who raised more than $500 and the top fundraising teams from all of the Illinois plunges are entered into various prize drawings. Prizes include a vacation to Mexico, an iPad Mini, Chicago Wolves tickets, and more. The Polar Plunge events …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The Montgomery and Oswego police departments will raise money for Special Olympics.
Law enforcement officers officers throughout the state are partnering with Red Robin and the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for Special Olympics. On Saturday, the Montgomery and Oswego police departments will be acting as assistant servers in hopes of earning extra tips for Special Olympic athletes. The Oswego Police Department will be working for tips from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the Montgomery Police Department from 4 to 8 p.m. at Red Robin located at 2860 US Highway 34, Oswego. This marks the fifth year that Illinois has partnered with Red Robin for this event. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,000 athletes with intellectual …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Event will take place Wednesday, September 19 at the Oswego Buffalo Wild Wings.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, September 13, 2012
On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, the Oswego Police Department will be having a fundraiser at the Buffalo Wild Wings, 1550 Douglas Road, for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. All day long Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of the patron’s bill to the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. You need to present an “event ticket” to your server to let them know you would like to participate in the fundraiser. “Event tickets” are available on our website at www.oswegopoliceil.org. This fundraiser is for both dine-in and carry-out service. From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., members of the Oswego Police Department and members of the Special Olympic Athletes from the Kendall County Comets will be…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Funds will go towards supporting the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics IIlinois.
Do you consider yourself to be skilled in the art of random facts and knowledge? Then participating in “Trivia Knight” might be right up your alley. The Oswego Police Department is teaming up with members from Special Olympics Illinois and the Oswego Knights of Columbus to host “Trivia Knight” and raise funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas (USA), Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to increase awareness of Special Olympics. He also saw it as an ideal way to involve local law enforcement personnel with the Special Olympics community. Thirty years later, that flicker has become a roaring flame of stability for Special …