On April 27, 2013 10 local business celebrities will dance their heels off for their favorite local charity. Here is a little bit more about one of our dancers, Mark Dalsing, Chief of Police.
Charity: Special Olmpics Iowa and Law Enforcement Partnership
About Special Olympics Iowa:
Special Olympics Iowa is a nonprofit organization serving Iowans with intellectual disabilities since 1968. SOIA serves athletes in each of Iowa’s 99 counties, and provides training and competitions in 23 Olympic-type sports. Nearly 11,000 athletes and Unified Sports Partners participate in SOIA events and competitions annually. SOIA makes a positive difference in the lives of our athletes, their families and communities with more than 15,000 individuals and 2,000 certified coaches who volunteer to participate in the programs. Special Olympics Iowa competitions are offered at no cost to our athletes.
About the Law Enforcement Partnership:
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas, Police Chief Richard LaMunyon conceived the Torch Run as a way to involve local law enforcement personnel in the community and to support Special Olympics Kansas. After three years of successful Torch Runs in Kansas, LaMunyon presented the program to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
The LETR began in 1987 in Iowa and has evolved into the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics Iowa. At its most basic level, the LETR is a running event in which officers and athletes carry the Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremony of Special Olympics competitions & state games. Overall, the LETR initiative encompasses a variety of fundraisers. In Iowa, events include our Final Leg Run, which kicks off the State Summer Games in May; statewide Polar Plunges, Cop on Tops, Tip a Cops, T-shirt sales, Truck Convoy, Car Show, Dance and Auction, and much more. Members of the Dubuque Police Department take part in several of these events each year.
To vote for Mark and Special Olympics Iowa and Law Enforcement Partnership, or one of our 9 other dancers, click here.
Tickets are $40.00 per person and are available at Five Flags Center (Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm) or through Ticket Master or call Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000