The Plane Pull is the ultimate tug-of-war competition as teams compete to pull an aircraft 12 feet as quickly as possible. Awards are given to the fastest pull in each division, fastest pull overall and top fundraising team.
Local woman heads to UAE as part of the Special Olympics torch run
Diane VanderKooy was a young Illinois State Police trooper in 1990 when she attended her first Special Olympics event in Bloomington.
She was drawn to a powerlifter — VanderKooy was also a powerlifter at that time — whose lift had whipped the Illinois Summer Games crowd into a lather.
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Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Merchandise
Please help us fundraise for the Special Olympics athletes. The 2019 merchandise is now available. To get yours, send an email with your t-shirt size(s) and qty along with hat and pins quantities to email@example.com today! We can make a different in the lives of our athletes.
Other Ways to Help
Since 1998, the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has sold tickets for a new Harley-Davidson Raffle as part of our year-round fundraising efforts. Beginning this year, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police will sponsor this raffle as part of their statewide sponsorship of LETR.
Since 2016, the Maple Park Police Department has sponsored an UTV Raffle to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Over three years, more than $101,000 has been raised through ticket sales. This year, the UTV Raffle will feature a 2018 RTV-XG850 valued at $9,999. We would like to thank Dekane Equipment Corporation for providing this year’s vehicle.