Law Enforcement Torch Run Raises Thousands for Special Olympics BC

Prince George

2017-06-07 13:08 PDT

On June 6th, 2017 at 4:00 PM, over 100 runners and walkers came out to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics BC being hosted at the City of Prince George RCMP Detachment.

This was a fun event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympic athletes in our province, specifically in the Prince George area. The 3.5 kilometre walk or run is primarily made up of members, staff & family of various public safety agencies including the BC Sheriffs Service, Prince George Fire / Rescue and the Prince George Detachment of the RCMP. Many Special Olympic athletes, coaches, friends and family also participated.

Following the run, the RCMP hosted a public bar-b-que, social gathering and 50/50 raffle on 5th Avenue next to the Detachment. The winner of the 50/50 raffle took home $1800.

Including the car wash event in late May, the fund raising efforts exceeded $5700. All moneys raised will be donated to Special Olympics BC to support athletes from our area.

The Prince George Detachment is once again honoured to host the Law Enforcement Torch Run in our community says Supt. Warren Brown, Officer in Charge of the Prince George RCMP. The public support has been overwhelming and the appreciation of the athletes makes all the efforts worthwhile.

Image of Special Olympic athletes & coaches, police officers and Safety Bear holding the Torch Run banner in front of the Detachment.

Image of Special Olympic athletes & coaches, police officers and Safety Bear holding the Torch Run banner in front of the Detachment.

The Detachment wishes to thank all those that made this event so successful, especially the generosity of local businesses that supported this event through donations. Without their support, this event would not have been nearly as successful. Our sponsors were:

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an innovative initiative powered by dedicated law enforcement members around the world who want to help Special Olympics athletes experience acceptance, achievement, and admiration through sport.

Donations can be made to Special Olympics BC at www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr.

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Released by

Cpl. Craig Douglass

Communications NCO / Media Liaison Officer
Prince George RCMP
princegeorge.rcmp.ca
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
Office: 250-561-3321
Cell: 250-640-1758

Email: pg_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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