FOLDS OF HONOR
Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members.
Our motto says it best.
Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.
The story of Folds of Honor lies in the stories of the families we serve.
Our leaders are fearless, determined and experienced. We are unapologetically patriotic. We speak with a sense of duty, as we realize our freedoms are courtesy of the 1% of Americans who have fought to defend the other 99%. Driven by the love of country, we evoke a sense of patriotism and never stop working on behalf of the families we serve.
Oklahoma Fallen and Living Firefighters Memorial
Fire Service Resources
Oklahoma State Firefighters Association provides a number of programs and resources for the fire service. We help departments deal with the tragedy of losing a firefighter in the line of duty.
Our mission is to honor and remember Oklahoma's fallen fire heroes, to provide resources to assist their families in rebuilding their lives, and work within the Fire Service Community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.
Families of fallen firefighters face a long and difficult journey. While the rest of the world moves on, family members must figure out how to live without their loved one. The Foundation offers a variety of programs and materials to help during this most difficult time.
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
What We Do
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics engages law enforcement worldwide championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Over the years the Torch Run has evolved and now encompasses a variety of innovative fundraising platforms to include Plane Pulls, Golf Tournaments, Polar Plunges, Tip-A-Cops, and more.
Since inception, LETR has raised more than half a billion dollars and changed millions of attitudes
Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and athletes run the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions, state, provincial Games, and National, Summer and Winter Games.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run of Oklahoma was started in 1986. There are currently over 173 participating agencies in Oklahoma who in 2017, raised more than $400,000 for Special Olympics Oklahoma through merchandise sales and local fundraising events.
What is Special Olympics
Special Olympics was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The first International Special Olympics Games were held in 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago. There are programs in all 50 states and more than 4.4 million athletes in 226 Accredited Special Olympics Programs across more than 170 countries worldwide with 7 regional offices around the world, located in Africa, Asia Pacific, East Asia, Europe-Eurasia, Latin America, Middle East-North Africa and North America. Special Olympics, Inc. is a non-profit international organization located in Washington, DC.
Oklahoma’s first Special Olympics event was an athletics competition at the University of Tulsa in 1969. In 1972, Special Olympics Oklahoma was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is governed by a state-wide Board of Directors. Special Olympics Oklahoma is authorized and accredited by Special Olympics, Inc., for the benefit of citizens with intellectual disabilities. Today, Special Olympics Oklahoma benefits 11,600 athletes and is supported by over 1,700 volunteer coaches and thousands of sponsors, donors and volunteers conducting more than 140 sports competitions and training clinics every year.