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1
2008 International Law Enforcement Torch Run
Conference Newcomers Session
2
Welcome to the Conference!Your presenters for
this session
  • Tracy DeVries
  • Special Olympics North America
  • Senior Manager, Development Communications
  • Special Olympics Soccer Coach
  • Kurt Kendro
  • Major- Honolulu Police Department, District 5-
    Kalihi
  • LETR volunteer and Special Olympics Coach since
    1986
  • Hawaii Torch Run Director 1996-2001
  • LETR Executive Council Region XII- Asia Pacific
    Region
  • Member of the 1999, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007 Final
    Legs

3
Why Are We Here?
More importantly, why are YOU sitting in this
session?
  • Overview of the International Torch Run
    Conference Concurrent Sessions, General
    Sessions, Networking, Different Tracks-
    Fundraising, Special Olympics, and Education
  • Information about Special Olympics the Law
    Enforcement Torch Run
  • LETR Conference and success stories from Hawaii!

4
The Mission
  • To provide year-round sports training and
    athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type
    sports for children and adults with intellectual
    disabilities, giving them continuing
    opportunities to develop physical fitness,

demonstrate courage, experience joy and
participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and
friendship with their families, other Special
Olympics athletes and the community.
5
The Statistics
  • Approximately 190 million peopleup to 3 of the
    worlds populationare individuals with
    intellectual disabilities.
  • World Health Organization

Intellectual disability cuts across lines of
race, ethnicity, education level, social status
and economic background.
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  • Fast Growing
  • 1 million athletes in 2001
  • 2.8 Million today
  • 3 Million by 2010
  • Important Changing lives, attitudes and
    influencing policy
  • Transformative Challenging stigmas and
    destroying prejudices
  • Unifying Bridging chasms that divide us as a
    society.

East Asia 774,929
North America 562,030
Europe/Eurasia 457,375
Middle East N. Africa 119,581
Latin America 293,551
Africa102,507
Asia Pacific 566,653
Serving over 2.8 million people with
intellectual disabilities in more than 180
countries.
The sun never sets on the Special Olympics
movement
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More than Sports
  • Our programs touch more than 10 million people
    globally
  • We are a leader in programs that improve the
    health and fitness of our athletes, resulting in
    enhanced well-being, sports performance and
    quality of life.
  • Family Support Networks and Young Athletes
    programs broaden the scope of our contribution to
    families and communities
  • Special Olympics Get Into It helps educate
    children in more than 5,000 schools around the
    world
  • Nearly 120,000 people participate in Special
    Olympics Unified Sports.

8
Our Foundation Sports
  • 30 Olympic-type sports for athletes 8 years and
    older.
  • More than 21,000 local, state/provincial,
    national, regional and international events
    year-round and worldwide.
  • World Summer Games and World Winter Games
    alternate every two years, drawing thousands of
    athletes and supporters.

Just like a flower, Special Olympics made me
blossom. If I can train 15 weeks for a marathon,
I can do just about anything. Special Olympics
athlete Billy Quick
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We Are More Than Sports
  • A powerful, grass-roots force for social change
    worldwide
  • Engages supporters and strengthens communities
  • More than 700,000 volunteers
  • More than 500,000 coaches
  • Millions of spectators and supporters

Thats what Special Olympics is all about. Us
being part of a wholeone teamthe human
race. Special Olympics Coach Daniel Hernandez
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Special OlympicsWell-Known and Well-Loved
How familiar would you say you are with Special
Olympics?
How favorable would you say you are
towards Special Olympics?
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77
97
42
20

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Positive Image Translates into Positive Actions
How likely are you to buy a product or service
from a company that supports Special Olympics?
How likely are you to volunteer for Special
Olympics?
How likely are you to donate to Special Olympics?
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Very likely
57
Somewhat likely
85
Not very likely
Not at all likely
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LETR Mission
  • The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is
    to raise funds and awareness of the Special
    Olympics movement worldwide.
  • To further the Special Olympics philosophy, law
    enforcement, will carry the torch, representing
    the Flame of Hope and dedicate itself to the
    goals of continually increasing awareness and
    funds for Special Olympics athletes worldwide.
  • Source Policies and Procedures of the LETR
    Executive Council

13
LETR History
  • 1981 - Wichita, Kansas
  • Chief Richard LaMunyon had a vision and
    established a partnership with Special Olympics
  • Six runners ran five miles from City Hall to
    South High School
  • 1983 International Association of Chiefs of
    Police
  • IACP adopted the Torch Run as their community
    service program throughout the organization
  • 1987 Beyond the United States!
  • Law Enforcement Torch Runs were held in Ontario,
    Canada, and Jamaica!!

14
How did we get to where we are today?
  • Enhanced partnerships with Special Olympics
  • The International Law Enforcement Torch Run
    Conferences
  • Final Leg
  • Communication through the law enforcement
    network!
  • Support from other law enforcement associations,
    IACP, FOP, IPA, Interpol, Europol and many others!

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How did we get here-today? Conferences!
One key component to the success of the Torch Run
is the International Law Enforcement Torch Run
Conference!
  • 1984- Overland, Kansas
  • 1985- Overland Park, Kansas
  • 1986- Overland Park, Kansas
  • 1987- San Francisco, California
  • 1988- Orlando, Florida
  • 1989- Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1990- Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • 1991- Tampa, Florida
  • 1992- Houston, Texas
  • 1993- Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1994- Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1995- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1996- Chicago, Illinois
  • 1997- Portland, Oregon
  • 1998- Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1999- St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2000- Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2001- Wichita, Kansa
  • 2002- Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2003- San Francisco, California
  • 2004- Crystal City, Virginia
  • 2005- Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 2006- Buffalo, New York
  • 2007- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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How did we get here- today? Final Legs!
  • The Executive Council of the Law Enforcement
    Torch Run is responsible for the Final Leg Torch
    Run which is charged with carrying the Flame of
    Hope into the Opening Ceremonies of the Special
    Olympics World Winter and Summer Games
  • 1987- Illinois to Indiana
  • 1989- Reno/Lake Tahoe
  • 1991- Minnesota
  • 1993- Austria
  • 1995- Connecticut
  • 1997- Ontario, Canada
  • 1999- North Carolina
  • 2001- Alaska
  • 2003- Athens to Ireland
  • 2005- Nagano, Japan
  • 2007- Shanghai, China
  • 2009- Idaho
  • 2011- Greece

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How did we get here-today? Hard Work!
  • Torch Runs
  • Corporate Challenges
  • Inter-Agency Events
  • Live or Silent Auctions
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Pistol Competitions
  • Polar Plunges
  • Plane Pulls
  • Cops on Donut Shops
  • Cop on Top Events
  • Tip-A-Cop events
  • Mile of Quarter events
  • Cops and Lobsters
  • Carquest
  • Fueling Dreams
  • Trivia Nights
  • Truck Convoy
  • Motorcycle Rides
  • Rodeos
  • T-shirts..!!!!!

AND ANYTHING YOUR CREATIVE MIND CAN COME UP WITH!!
18
A Hawaii Success Story!Cop-On-Top
  • Attended the 1999 LETR Conference in Missouri and
    stole the idea of Cop-on-Top from Detective
    Skip Woodward from Arizona and Officer Kimberly
    Stein from Nebraska!!
  • In 2000, the first Cop-on-Top fundraiser was held
    in Hawaii! Raised nearly 14, 000!
  • In 2008, Hawaii raised nearly 250,000!

19
A Hawaii Success Story!Polar Plunge in Hawaii??!!
  • 24 hours / 24 Plunges
  • 13 tons of ice 35 Degree Water!
  • 32,000!!!

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How did we get here- today? HARD WORK!!
  • From humble beginnings in Wichita, Kansas with
    six officers, the Law Enforcement Torch Run has
    grown to
  • All 50 States!!
  • All of Canada!!
  • Another 35 Countries!!
  • Over 95,000 law enforcement officers are involved
    around the world!!
  • In 2007, Torch Run programs around the world
    raised 30,093,000!!!
  • Since 1994
  • 238,000,000

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AgainWhy are we here!?!
  • The 2008 International Torch Run Conference
  • Multi-tiered approach
  • Designed for the newcomer with the fundamentals
    of the LETR and opportunities.
  • The advanced sessions, Recruitment, Retention,
    Expansion, Marketing and Leadership.
  • The Special Olympics education, awareness and
    interaction
  • Done through
  • General Sessions
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities

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AgainWhy are we here!?!
  • At the International Law Enforcement Torch Run
    Conference the goal is to educate, motivate,
    network, develop, increase awareness, increase
    your fundraising potential, for yourself, your
    Torch Run program while furthering the Torch Run
    Mission!!

PS- if you have fun- thats a bonus!!
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Questions? Need Help?
  • Tracy DeVries
  • Senior Manager, Development Communications
  • B- (202) 543-6330
  • E-mail tdevries_at_specialolympics.org
  • Major Kurt Kendro
  • Honolulu Police Department, District 5- Kalihi
  • B- (808) 529-3156 C- (808) 223-4820
  • E-mail HPD1670_at_aol.com

HAVE A GREAT CONFERENCE!!
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