Students can be a part of this statewide event to raise awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey by running alongside local Law Enforcement officials as they carry the “Flame of Hope” through their town. All it takes to participate is a minimum donation of $20 per student. Additional funds will be accepted.
All proceeds support Special Olympics New Jersey athletes.

How to Get Involved...

Step 1: 

Secure support from the school administration.

Step 2: 

Distribute Permission Slips to students. (available to download below)

Step 3: 

Collect Permission Slips and donations from all students and record donations and shirt sizes on Collection Envelope. Collection Envelopes are available with your Run Coordinator. Every student that donates a minimum of $20 is eligible to receive a t-shirt and participate. Paperwork needs to be collected and submitted to Special Olympics New Jersey by May 11, 2020 in order to receive the shirts before the Torch Run on June 5th. 

Step 4: 

Law Enforcement Torch Run police contact picks up Collection Envelopes with money and Permission slips and then distributes student t-shirts.

Publication Downloads

Schools Program Flyer
2020 Torch Run Student Permission Slip.j


Show More
Show More

Special Olympics New Jersey is a not-for-profit organization that provides sports training and athletic competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Our 26,000 athletes enjoy camaraderie, and gain a sense of pride and accomplishment through participating in our events.


Copyright ©2020 Special Olympics, New Jersey All Rights Reserved. (609) 896-8000
Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Authorized and Accredited by Special Olympics, Inc.,

for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.       Privacy Policy