The South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics South Carolina.

Torch Run fundraising efforts include: Torch Run apparel sales and hosting unique fundraising events such as rooftop sits, polar plunges and golf tournaments.

Officers volunteer their time to support their local athletes and all funds raised by law enforcement personnel go to Special Olympics. These donations are directed into: program support and development, expenses for athlete participation in local, regional, state and international competitions as well as training workshops and conferences.


To get your agency involved contact Mike Still, [email protected], (803) 517-8934.

Top Agencies




Fundraising Events


Cops on the Coop

Started right here in South Carolina — Cops on the Coop is a partnership with local Chick-fil-a restaurants. Throughout the state more than 30 Chick-fil-a locations have participated in this event. Officers sit on the roof and work the drive – thru lanes to collect donations. They also sell merchandise. 




Tip A Cop

Calabash and Cops is a Tip A Cop event.  Officers from one or more agencies wait table and sell merchandise to collect tips and donations for Special Olympics South Carolina.




Publix Icon Sales

Publix Torch Icon Sale, sponsored by Proctor and Gamble, is held during the first two weeks of January.  During the campaign when you shop at your local Publix store and purchase a Torch Icon, you receive $10 of P&G product coupons.



Cops on Tops of Doughnut ShopsCops on Top in Charleston

Cops on Tops of Doughnut Shops is an annual event where officers camp out on the roof of the local Krispy Kreme location.  Officers collect donations, sell T-shirts and merchandise.





Freezin’ For A Reason

Plunge season is January through February!  Everyone takes the plunge for Special Olympics; local businesses, school groups, church groups and of course, our law enforcement!  

We have Polar plunges for all ages!DSC_0263

Be sure to register your team early!

Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge

Tega Cay Beach Club Polar Plunge

Georgetown Polar Plunge

Beaver Den Polar Plunge

Clemson Polar Plunge

Gamecock Polar Plunge

Isle of Palms Polar Plunge

Lake Greenwood Polar Plunge

Lake Murray Polar Plunge

Upstate Polar Plunge

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