Law En­force­ment Torch Run raises cash for Spe­cial Olympics

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - Cit­i­zen staff

Spe­cial Olympics B.C. is $5,100 richer thanks to the Law En­force­ment Torch Run.

That’s how much money was raised dur­ing this year’s event, which was cen­tred on a 3.5 kilo­me­tre walk or run on June 6.

In all, it drew 130 par­tic­i­pants, made up mostly of officers, staff and fam­ily of var­i­ous pub­lic safety agen­cies in­clud­ing the B.C Sher­iffs Ser­vice and the Prince Ge­orge RCMP.

About 40 Spe­cial Olympic ath­letes along with coaches, friends and fam­ily also par­tic­i­pated.

Fol­low­ing the run, RCMP hosted a pub­lic bar­be­cue, so­cial gath­er­ing, and 50/50 raf­fle on Fifth Av­enue next to the de­tach­ment. The win­ner of the 50/50 raf­fle took home more than $1,500.

In­clud­ing the car wash event at Cana­dian Tire ear­lier this month led by Prince Ge­orge Fire Res­cue, more than $5,100 was raised.

“This is such a re­ward­ing event to be in­volved with” said Prince Ge­orge Insp. Shaun Wright.

“The en­thu­si­asm of these ath­letes is con­ta­gious and makes us all want to help them to achieve their goals in their re­spec­tive sports.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.