Lapel pins, T-shirts and hats were sold to raise money during the Torch Run for the Illinois Special Olympics. These items were sold by law enforcement members as part of the city tradition. Aside from selling souvenir items, a variety of fun activities are also conducted the whole year round for fund raising.
"“Members of the law enforcement community are out there raising money for Special Olympics by selling T-shirts, hats and lapel pins. They do a variety of events …"
The annual Torch Run started way back 1986 and gathered about $25 million. Last year, the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run raised more than $2.9 million.