2014 John Carion Unsung Hero Award Winners

left to right: Robert Smith (Nevada), Dennis Shaw (Kansas), David Smith (Northern Ireland)

Congratulations to our own Dennis Shaw for receiving the John Carion Unsung Hero Award at this year's Law Enforcement Torch Run Internation Conference! To read more about his involvement with Special Olympics Kansas, Kansas LETR and the significance of the award, click here!


BBQ Cookoff - Shawnee, KS

Come join the fun at the Shawnee, KS Great Grillers BBQ Competition! The event will be held on Saturday, September 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Shawnee Town 1929. For more details, including how to get your advance tickets, check out our flyer!


Stop For The Cops

Traveling around Ottawa on October 4th? If so, make sure and visit the McDonald's 2214 South Princeton Circle and Stop For A Cop! Ottawa officers will be asking for tips for Special Olympics! Click here for the flyer!


Tip A Cop Famous Dave's BBQ

Who is ready for BBQ! The Kansas City Kansas PD will be hosting a Tip A Cop on Thursday, October 6th from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Famous Dave's BBQ 1320 Village West Parkway.Click here for the flyer!


McPherson Golf Tournament

The McPherson Police Department will host their annual golf tournament on Monday, October 6th. Tee off begins at 9:00 a.m. at Turkey Creek Golf Course. For more information or to register, click here.


Battle of the Badges - Topeka

Watch some football between the Topeka PD and Topeka FD and benefit a great cause! The two teams will play at Yager Stadium on Washburn University's campus (1700 College, Topeka, KS) on Sunday, October 12 at 1:00 p.m. Halftime entertainment provided by the Topeka High School Drum Line! For more details, check out our event flyer!


Dodgeball Tournament-Prairie Village

Did someone say Dodgeball? Yep. On Sunday October the 12, 2014 the balls will be flying at Indian Hills Middle School 6400 Mission Road Prairie Village. Event includes Adult and Youth Tournaments. Click here for the flyer!


Bowling for Special Olympics

The Spring Hill Police Department will be hosting their inaugural bowling fundraising tournament on Sunday, October 26. The event will start at 10:00 a.m. and will be held at the Olathe East Lanes (303 N Lindenwood, Olathe). Bracket style play, best of three games moves on. A team will consist of you, two friends and a Special Olympics Kansas athlete! Register online here! For more details, check out our event flyer!


First Responder Fitness Challenge Event (Cross Fit Style)

On Saturday, November 8th from 8 am to noon, the Metro Area LETR will host a First Responder Fitness Challenge Event at Olathe CrossFit (1801 E Kansas City Road in Olathe, KS).  Teams of 4 (2 women and 2 men) will compete in 3 workouts structured to test speed, strength and endurance. Each workout will be 5-20 minutes and will consist of "required movements" or "expectations". The event is designed to challenge fitness enthusiasts of all levels. Top 4 teams will square off in a final, surprise workout. Click to register! Click here for flyer!


Send Us Your Ideas

We are looking for logos for our 2015 Torch Run Merchandise shirts!  Please submit your logo ideas to Jana by October 1st.  Must be able to provide logo in vector format for shirt vendor!  Four colors maximum. 


Kansas LETR Executive Council Elections

Elections for the following position will be held at the Executive Council Meeting on October 7th.  Intrigued but want more information?  Read the position description in the LETR Manual at or contact Jana at

To apply, complete your Nomination Form for the LETR Executive Council also at the link above and email, fax or mail to Jana by September 23rd.

State Director
Metro Regional Coordinator
Central Regional Coordinator
South Central Regional Coordinator
North West Regional Coordinator
South West Regional Coordinator
North Central Regional Coordinator
3 At Large Positions

Please reference the LETR Map on the website to verify your location for the Regional Coordinator positions.  The At Large positions can be located in any region in Kansas. Your dedication, support and leadership of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is important to our movement!


Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run ItAllCounts Program

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Announcing a New Mobile Site with RAZ Mobile

SOKS has a new mobile site which includes an easy, quick way to accept donations and will offer text updates. The site is through RAZ Mobile. To receive text updates: text “special” to (913)416-4776. Visit our mobile site at or scan:



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