2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2016
June 4, 2016: The runners where in fine form when the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics sprinted onto the Algonquin College, Perth Campus.
Each year, this event brings together law enforcement agencies, Special Olympians and volunteers in support of Special Olympics Ontario (SOO). Runners carry the Flame of Hope across Ontario, raising funds and spreading awareness about SOO programming
What a great run!
A big thank-you to everyone that participated in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics activities.
This year we sold 21 T-shirts.
The run through Perth raised: $360.02.
The run through Carleton Place raised: $270.02. A little shorter than Perth despite the efforts of P/C Bird.
The Mall Toll raised $2269.60 in just four hours.
I would like recognize a few people:
- Bob Hawn for his assistance in organizing the hockey game and assisting with the runs.
- Luke Deschamps ( summer student) for coming out to both runs the mall toll and for counting all the change.
- Gerry Salisbury and the staff and student at Algonquin College for the cheering section and snacks at the end of the Perth run. It was greatly appreciated by both the athletes and other runners.
- A special thanks to Tania Ireton for her ongoing assistance and support over the past 8+ years with the Torch Run.
It is hopeful that the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will break the 2 million dollar mark this year campaign.
Campbell, Craig S. (OPP)