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SC Law Enforcement Raises Money for Special Olympics

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South Carolina law enforcement supports the athletes of the Special Olympics. South Carolina law enforcement supports the athletes of the Special Olympics.
COLUMBIA, S.C. -

The steps of the Statehouse were filled by South Carolina law enforcement on Tuesday as they kicked off 2014 fundraising for the Special Olympics.

"Our Torch Run is made up of police officers throughout the state. Our main mission or our only mission is to raise money and raise awareness for Special Olympics," said Mike Still, South Carolina Transport Police and Volunteer Director.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Carolina (LETR-SC) is not just the run from the Statehouse to Fort Jackson, but is an international grass roots organization supporting Special Olympics.

"We do certain events throughout the year, just like this Saturday we did the Lake Murray Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. That’s where police officers, churches, schools volunteer to raise money to jump into the cold water of Lake Murray and all those proceeds go directly to help the athletes of the Special Olympics," said Still.

Last year the organization raised $605,000 to support 22,036 athletes in South Carolina.

"Those proceeds go to the athletes of the Special Olympics to hold events, to buy equipment for them and to get their families to the events so they can enjoy those opportunities of having the Special Olympic games," said Still.

The goal for 2014 is to raise $700,000. For more information on how to help click here.

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