June 7, 2018
Law enforcement torch run raises money for Special Olympics athletes
During the past two decades Delta Police has raised about $250,000 for the Torch Run, to benefit Special Olympics athletes.
The Torch is coming to Delta on Friday, June 8. Delta is one of 16 Lower Mainland Communities participating in this four-day run. Three Delta Police Officers are running this year, to help spread the message of respect and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Overall more than 400 law enforcement members and 50 Special Olympics BC athletes will be taking part in the Torch Run.
“We are honoured that so many law enforcement members come out each year to support Special Olympics BC through the Lower Mainland Torch Run,” SOBC President & CEO Dan Howe says. “This event raises much-needed funds and awareness for SOBC, and it is inspiring to see the amazing levels of camaraderie and mutual respect between law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes.”
Delta Police sponsors a few Special Olympics athletes, one of whom also works part time for the police department.
In Ladner the Torch and runners will be leaving Ladner Lions Park at 1 pm, and are expected to finish between 1:30 and 1:45 pm at the Delta Police Department headquarters on Clarence Taylor Crescent. Please join us to cheer on the runners!
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
For more than 35 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.