Local Mounties team up with Red Robin to support Special Olympics BC

Coquitlam

2017-10-18 11:46 PDT

On October 19th and 21st, B.C. law enforcement members and Special Olympics B.C. athletes will be collecting donations and talking to customers about Special Olympics at participating Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews restaurants.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has been working with Red Robin to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics for 12 years, and for the first time this exciting tradition is coming to British Columbia.

On October 19th between 5 and 9 p.m. Coquitlam RCMP, Port Moody PD and Transit Police will join SOBC athletes at Red Robin’s Coquitlam location (3000 Lougheed Hwy).

Corporal Michelle Luca, a dedicated supporter of Special Olympics B.C. and the Law Enforcement Torch Run said, I am thrilled to be a part of this new initiative in B.C. which highlights the accomplishments of our incredible local athletes and raises awareness of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics B.C.

We are grateful to Red Robin and BC LETR members for supporting SOBC’s empowering programs, SOBC President & CEO Dan Howe says. The funds and awareness raised by this campaign will help provide life-changing opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities across the province.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
For more than 36 years, law enforcement members throughout the world have supported people with intellectual disabilities through the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The LETR movement has raised more than $3 million in British Columbia since 1990. To date, the LETR has raised more than $600 million for Special Olympics programs around the world. To learn more about the LETR, visit www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr. Find BC LETR on Twitter @BCLETR.

About Special Olympics BC
Special Olympics BC is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport. Our vision is that sport will open hearts and minds towards people with intellectual disabilities, and create inclusive communities all across British Columbia. In 55 communities around the province, we provide year-round training and competitive opportunities in 18 different sports to more than 4,600 athletes of all ages and abilities, thanks to the dedicated efforts of over 3,900 volunteers. For more information, please visit www.specialolympics.bc.ca, and find us on Facebook and Instagram @specialolympicsbc and Twitter @sobcsociety.

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Corporal Michelle Luca
Coquitlam RCMP LETR Committee Team Leader

604-945-1550
coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

 

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