The Hall of Fame recognizes those who showcase the true spirit of the Torch Run Richard LaMunyon started in 1981. It will honor the dedication of the Officers who have and who continue to carry the flame of hope. The inductees exemplify consistent, sustained and significant commitment and leadership to the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Arkansas. New honorees will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in odd years.
2017 Inductee - Bill Buford
Bill Buford s a true civic leader. He is one of the reasons we are celebrating 30 years of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas. He served as the State Director for seventeen years and many people still actively involved today will tell you he is the person that brought them into the organization.
Bill spent his time in Arkansas growing this program to what you see today. He also served Law Enforcement Torch Run globally on the International Executive Council and represented Arkansas well for thirty years. He will tell you it was all for the athletes, they motivated him to lead our movement. They are the reason for the success.