LETR EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AWARDS
Richard LaMunyon Hall of Fame
The Richard LaMunyon Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Hall of Fame recognises individuals who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to the Torch Run and Special Olympics at the local, national and international levels. Named for the founder of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
The Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award given in the Torch Run community.
John Carion Unsung Hero Award
The John Carion Award was created to recognize outstanding individuals who have contributed to the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on a local, state or community level. The John Carion “Unsung Hero” is someone who contributes to the Torch Run and Special Olympics in spirit, dedication and enthusiasm in an effective and unheralded fashion. The award was created to honor the memory of Sgt. John Carion, Sterling Heights (MI) Police Department and his many contributions to the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics. The Unsung Hero award is a tribute to Sergeant John Carion, who epitomized the term “Unsung Hero” during his lifetime before his untimely death in a plane crash in January, 1994. John was a low-key, quiet, but effective leader in the Torch Run effort, especially in the areas of law enforcement volunteerism for Special Olympics and furthering the ideals of Unified Sports in Special Olympics.
LETR International Executive Council Athlete Award
The LETR International Executive Council Athlete Award was created to recognize outstanding Special Olympics Athletes who have contributed to the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on a local, state or national level. The LETR International Executive Council Athlete Award nominee should be someone who contributes to Torch Run and Special Olympics in spirit, dedication and enthusiasm in an effective fashion.
LETR Guardian Award
The LETR Guardian Award was created to recognize one outstanding Special Olympics Accredited Torch Run Program. To be considered for the Guardian Award, each Special Olympics Accredited Torch Run Program should exemplify the true meaning of the LETR mission and have responsibly guarded the Flame of Hope and all it represents.
In 2012, one LETR Program from each of the fifteen regions was recognised with a Guardian Award. As from 2013, one LETR Program will be selected from around the world.