Register For The OPP Guardians Run
The Guardians Run has gone Virtual! The OPP’s marquee Torch Run event celebrates its 4th year and the athletes of Special Olympics need your support, now more than ever.

$25 and includes a FREE dry-fit t-shirt. Run/Walk/Bike any distance on or before October 25th to participate. Challenge yourself! Log your effort on a tracking app like Strava or Map My Run and post your time on social media using #GuardiansRun and tag Guardians Half Marathon to engage with fellow runners and Special Olympics athletes! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Run Shirts: 
General Public: will be sent directly to your address
Law Enforcement: will be sent in bulk orders to your Service/Detachment

Draft an Athlete for $250:
Everyone is challenged to fundraise or donate which will directly impact a Special Olympics athlete’s ability to get back on the playing field. Each $250 raised officially drafts one athlete! Hit the $250 mark and you’ll receive:
  • Recognition on Guardians website
  • Social media photo/mention from Guardians Half Marathon
  • Personalized thank you

Top Prize:
Don't stop at one athlete... Whoever drafts the most athletes will win a $100 Tim Hortons Gift Card and the official Draft An Athlete Trophy!
Return To Fundraising
Special Olympics Ontario (SOO) has recently implemented their 'Return to Program' guidelines and upon approval, SOO athletes can now participate in "In-person fundraising" activities. ALL events must be approved by submitting a request to the provincial office through the Return to Fundraising Form.

Health protocols must be followed and athlete participation must be approved and may be conditional based on risk concerns and/or liability reasons.

For any questions, please e-mail Cody Jansma, Director Business Development at [email protected]    
2020 SOO Provincial Awards
Presented by Gallagher
Wednesday, October 21 - 7:00pm EDT
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial Award Recipients!

Please tune in on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00PM EDT for the Provincial Awards Ceremony. The broadcast can either be viewed on the SOO website OR on Facebook (which includes a chat option). Click the appropriate link below to watch!
LETR Member Profile: Jim Chauvin
"I've always believed in giving back to your community. With LETR you get more than that. You get the opportunity to meet other people who have a passion to make our athletes’ lives better." - Jim Chauvin
Jim Chauvin’s first Torch Run was in 2000 and after meeting some of the athletes he was supporting at the event, he was hooked. “From there, I was asked to be the LETR representative for our town, and I haven’t looked back since!” Chauvin has gone on to hold a role on the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR) Operations Committee as well as filling the Zone Coordinator role representing the OLETR program in his area.

For Chauvin it is his Law Enforcement colleagues from across the province as well as the inspiration from the athletes that keeps him coming back. “I get to work with great people in the Law Enforcement community and on top of that, we get to watch the athletes of Special Olympics glow when given these opportunities. Special Olympics to me is about inclusion, it gives the athletes the opportunity to meet others from around the world and make life long friendships with other athletes and Law Enforcement members. It gives the athletes a chance to stay active and be a part of something special.”

His passion for the movement has brought along many others to support OLETR and Special Olympics over the years. When talking to him, it isn’t hard to see why. “I've always believed in giving back to your community. With LETR you get more than that. You get the opportunity to meet other people who have a passion to make our athletes’ lives better. You have the chance to make a difference in the athletes’ lives and possibly create close friendships with them. You have the ability to work with other community partners to spread the word about the LETR movement.”

In recognition of his work and dedication to OLETR and Special Olympics, Chauvin was awarded with the Award of Honour in 2015 at the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Conference. The Award of Honour is presented to Law Enforcement personnel and corporate sponsors who achieve a minimum of five years involvement with the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics as fundraisers and/or organizers who have made an exemplary commitment.

Chauvin lights up as he gets to talk about his favourite moments involved in OLETR and Special Olympics. He lists many, but lands on the always amazing Opening Ceremonies and getting to run in to the arena with ‘Flame of Hope.’ “Seeing the pure excitement from the athletes, coaches and parents realizing they are going to participate in these amazing Games, it will always stick with me.”
Special Olympics needs you more than ever. Please help us ensure that our 26,000 athletes in Ontario can resume competition, when its safe to do so with our fundraising support!
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