Capital City Lodge #9 supports Special Olympics of Ohio through a variety of events which occur under the umbrella of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas (USA) Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds and increase awareness of Special Olympics. He conceived of the idea of a Torch Run as a way to involve local law enforcement personnel in the community with Special Olympics. Three years later, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) gave its support and leadership, as well as the involvement of all facets of the law enforcement community-sheriff’s associations, police unions, state, county, municipal, military, and federal law enforcement agencies, and corrections officers.
If you would like to make a donation to Special Olympics Of Ohio on behalf of the F.O.P., please contact Katherine Mielke at the F.O.P. office: (614) 882-4683.