TelWare is pleased to announce that we are participating in the annual Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Special Olympics Golf Challenge. This golf tournament will take place on September 24, 2012 at the River Run Country Club in Davidson, NC. This year, TelWare has a team playing in the tournament and is one of the event’s sponsors.

The golf tournament is held to help raise money for the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® for the Special Olympics. The tournament’s format is captain’s choice, with the First, Second, and Third place teams being recognized. Special prizes will also be awarded for closest to the pin and longest drive.

“TelWare really enjoyed participating in the Golf Challenge last year and we’re looking forward to an ever better time this year,” says Scott Clontz, Vice President of Operations at TelWare. “The law enforcement community’s support of Special Olympics is remarkable and we’re glad to be able to participate in any way possible.”

Torch Run for Special Olympics

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a joint effort by officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. During the Torch Run, fundraising events are held throughout the state, including golf tournaments, polar plunges, and t-shirt donations.

Each summer, law enforcement officers participate in a relay carrying the Flame of Hope across the state, culminating in the cauldron lighting to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh. The 15-day Torch Run Relay covers 2,000 miles and involves more than 2,500 law enforcement officials and personnel representing more than 200 North Carolina law enforcement agencies. Since the state’s first Torch Run in 1987, North Carolina Law Enforcement has helped raise over $17,000,000.

To learn more about the Torch Run events, or to become a sponsor, call 704-432-3134 Jamie Vaughn with Special Olympics North Carolina.

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