Special Olympics NV extends first-ever 'Flame of Hope' virtual run and fundraiser

Posted at 12:41 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 16:12:51-04

Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) is extending the time of its first-ever “Flame of Hope” virtual run and fundraiser.

From now until Sept. 30, SONV is asking the community to support its athletes and programs by registering to walk, run, bike, or swim a 10k, 5k, or the distance of a JR. run.

Participants can log their miles and time by using any fitness tracking device then enter in their miles on the SONV homepage at www.sonv.org [sonv.org].

SONV is also encouraging all participants to share photos on social media. Community members interested in participating in this event can register for the virtual run here.

The “Flame of Hope” fundraiser was initially added to coincide with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR), which features more than 500 law enforcement officers from 42 agencies throughout the state, alongside SONV athletes, carrying the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope.”

To ensure the health and safety of all participants, the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run has been adjusted to virtual participation until 2021.

The mission of LETR, is to support SONV through fundraising and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life of our athletes.

Nevada law enforcement officers fundraise throughout the year and have raised more than $3 million for Special Olympics Nevada since 2002. Last year’s LETR efforts raised nearly $270,000.