Saturday, June 17, 2023 | 11 am-4 pm
The Factory, 1839 S. Main St.
The Wake Forest Police Department will host a Touch-A-Truck fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of NC on Saturday, June 17, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Factory, 1839 S. Main St,
Families and children of all ages will be granted an all-access pass to police cars, fire trucks, a helicopter, boat, Humvee, military vehicles, and more.
The cost is $5 per person and $20 per family of any size. Proceeds will benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics of NC.
In addition to trucks and vehicles, Charlie's Kabob Grill and Two Roosters Ice Cream will be onsite.
Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirts
Officers will also be selling 2023 Special Olympics NC Torch Run T-shirts for $20.
The T-shirts feature the WFPD badge in recognition of the department’s Top 10 ranking among NC law enforcement agencies for Special Olympics fundraising in 2022.
Special Olympics of NC
Special Olympics of NC is one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world with nearly 40,000 registered athletes who train and compete in year-round programs in 20 different sports.
The mission of Special Olympics is 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.
Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the largest year-round public awareness and grass-roots fundraising campaign for Special Olympics. Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, National, Regional, and World Games. Annually, more than 110,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” symbolizing courage and the celebration of diversity, uniting communities around the globe. In North Carolina, nearly 2,000 law enforcement personnel support the NC LETR annually.