Bearingstar Insurance Charitable Fund Donates $25,000 to Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
The LETR is Special Olympics’ single-largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle
Hartford CT January 30, 2020 – The Bearingstar Insurance Charitable Fund recently donated $25,000 to the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics. This is the 8th consecutive year that Bearingstar has been a Platinum Sponsor of the LETR.
The LETR is Special Olympics’ single largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. Connecticut had its first Torch Run in 1986 with a few legs converging onto the campus of the University of Connecticut at Storrs. The run then became a statewide event involving several more cities and towns. The 2020 Torch Run will cover more than 500 miles and pass through more than 100 cities and towns. More than 1,500 Law Enforcement officers and Special Olympics Athletes will participate in the Torch Run. These officers represent local, state and federal departments, agencies and correctional facilities. The 2020 Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held June 10-12.
In addition to the monetary donation, employees from several Connecticut offices volunteer at Special Olympics events during the year. Each year Bearingstar employees participate in the “Over the Edge” fundraiser at Mohegan Sun. Employees rappel down 34 floors of the Mohegan Sun building to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Connecticut.
“Going ‘Over the Edge’ with Special Olympics was a life changing experience,” said employee Jennifer Lajoie, who has participated in the event for the last five years. “Having Daniel, my friend and SOCT athlete, at the bottom, giving me the biggest hug and hearing him tell me he was proud of me was the best! I am looking forward to participating again this year and getting another big hug from Daniel.”
About Bearingstar Insurance and the Bearingstar Insurance Charitable Fund
Bearingstar Insurance specializes in risk identification and protection to meet the needs of individuals, families, and businesses. As a member of the Arbella Insurance Group, we service clients from multiple locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts. Providing stellar customer service is at the forefront of every interaction and we work hard to make sure that customers have the right protection to meet their needs. Bearingstar founded the Bearingstar Insurance Charitable Fund (BICF), a division of the Arbella Insurance Charitable Foundation, in 2012. The mission of the BICF is to engage in activities and to support not-for-profit organizations that have a significant positive impact on the people and communities Bearingstar serves.
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