John’s Crazy Socks Introduces Law Enforcement Torch Run Socks

John’s Crazy Socks is introducing Law Enforcement Torch Run® Socks to honor the work of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, the largest grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. John’s Crazy Socks will donate 10 percent from the sale of these socks to the Special Olympics

“I love these socks,” said John Cronin the co-founder of John’s Crazy Socks. “I am so glad we could make these socks to honor what the Law Enforcement Torch Run® does for the Special Olympics. 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) carries the Flame of Hope into Special Olympic events at the local, regional, and national levels. These runners – known as the Keepers of the Flame – are accompanied by Special Olympics athletes as they carry the Flame of Hope and they always create a stirring moment as part of the opening ceremonies. 

John Cronin who is a Special Olympics athlete, said, “I had the honor of carrying the torch and got to run with the Law Enforcement Officers. It was so exciting.” 

Law Enforcement Torch Run Socks

Law Enforcement Torch Run® Socks 

The stylish athletic crew socks are black with blue accents and carry the logo of the Law Enforcement Torch Run®. Made of a special blend of cotton and synthetic fabrics, these socks are incredibly comfortable. They are available in medium and large at the John’s Crazy Socks website. 

John’s Crazy Socks and the Special Olympics 

John joined the Special Olympics at age five and continues twenty-two years later to participate in soccer, basketball, track and field, and snowshoe. And he does the Polar Plunge each year for the Special Olympics. Many of John’s colleagues at John’s Crazy Socks are Special Olympics athletes and several others have served as coaches. 

Because John is so grateful for the Special Olympics, he has made giving back to the Special Olympics an important part of the John’s Crazy Socks experience. Our customers know that when they buy from us, they support the Special Olympics

A collage of John participating in the Special Olympics

Our Giving Back Program is an essential way that we express our gratitude and do for others. Giving Back is baked into everything we do. Supporting the Special Olympics is especially important to us. John has donated over $150,000 to Special Olympics New York, more than any other Special Olympics athlete. 

“I love the Special Olympics,” said John. 

We start by donating 5 percent of our earnings to the Special Olympics. John’s Crazy Socks donates 5 percent from the sale of our Sock of the Month Club to the Special Olympics. And we donate 10 percent from the sale of our Polar Plunge Socks and Shark Socks to the Special Olympics. John designed Shark Socks in honor of his basketball and track team, the Commack Sharks.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run® 

Back in June 1981, six police officers from Wichita, Kansas carried a torch into a high school to kick off a Special Olympics event and that started a movement that today involves more than 100,000 members of law enforcement each year.  The LETR 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 Pull®, Polar Plunge®, Tip-A-Cop®, and more. 

A picture of the Special Olympic Torch

The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics State, Provincial, National, Regional and World Games. You can learn more at their website:

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $650,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™. 

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