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Kentucky Law Enforcement Torch Run Kicks Off 29th Annual Fundraising Campaign for SOKY

The Kentucky Law Enforcement Torch Run® has rolled out its 29th annual campaign to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. The 2015 Torch Run efforts to raise funds include collecting corporate sponsorships, T-shirt sales and hosting unique fundraising events such as Tip-A-Cop®, Cops On Doughnut Shops®, Trivia Night, Polar Plunges and Truck/Plane Pulls.

Officer delivers food to a table at Buffalo Wild Wings.

Tip-A-Cop

The 2015 official fundraising campaign began with a Good Friday Tip-A-Cop at Red Lobster in April. Following were four more Tip-A-Cop events at Buffalo Wild Wings in Frankfort and Lexington, Big Blue Smokehouse in Hazard and O’Charley’s in Danville. Other Tip-A-Cop events scheduled, thus far, include Tuesday, June 23, Texas Roadhouse, Somerset, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, August 22, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Brothers BBQ in Madisonville; and Friday, September 25, from 4-9 p.m. at Chuy’s in Florence (held in conjunction with the September 26 DHL Plane Pull). Red Robin Restaurant will host its annual Tip-A-Cop sometime in October. Other Tip-A-Cop events will be added throughout the year as well.

This year’s annual Krispy Kreme Cops On Doughnut Shops will be held at two locations: Lexington and Louisville’s Bardstown Road on Friday, June 12, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Bardstown Road location will also host the event on Saturday, June 13, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New to this year’s slate of LETR events will be a Dodge-A-Cop dodgeball tournament, on Saturday, July 25 at Boone County High School. The event will begin at 11 a.m. and check in will begin at 10 a.m. To register your team, contact Lt. Tony Steimle, CVG Airport Police, 859-743-5968 or asteimle@cvgairport.com. Fees are $10 per player, 10 players per team. Register by July 20.

Trivia Night

Northern Kentucky Torch Run Trivia Night.

The 17th annual Northern Kentucky Trivia Night is set for Friday, October 16, at the Edgewood Senior Center. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $120 per team, maximum 10 players. Contact Captain Amanda Donelan, Covington Police Department, 859-292-2203 or adonelan@covingtonky.gov.

This summer, law enforcement officials will carry the Flame of Hope across several counties in the Torch Run Final Leg, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics Kentucky Summer Games in Richmond on Friday, June 5. This one-day Torch Run Relay involves more than 200 law enforcement officers and personnel representing more than 30 law enforcement agencies across Kentucky. In addition to the annual Final Leg, the Unified Relay Across America teams will join the Kentucky LETR participants in the Opening Ceremony.

LETR teams, volunteers and participants will also host teams in the various Polar Plunges and Truck and Plane Pulls across the state, as well as award medals and ribbons to athletes at various competitions throughout the year.

The annual Torch Run T-shirt sales will continue throughout the year at the various events and may also be purchased by contacting Mackenzie Phillips, Special Projects Coordinator, at 502-695-8222 or mphillips@soky.org.

To find out how your agency/department can get involved in the LETR, contact Jayna Oakley, Torch Run Liaison, 502-695-8222 or joakley@soky.org.

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