Brantford Police raises $2.5K for 30th Special Olympics Torch Run

June 16, 2017
By Staff
Brantford Police raises $2.5K for 30th Special Olympics Torch Run
Photo courtesy Brantford Police Service
The Brantford Police Service recently wrapped up its edition of the 30th anniversary Ontario Law Enforcement Run for Special Olympics, raising $2,500.

All proceeds will go to support Special Olympics activities, programs and travel to games, accommodations, meals, athlete training and development initiatives in school.

The June 9 event also boasted a charity barbecue, provided by Strodes BBQ and Deli, Zehrs Markets on King Georg Road and FreshCo on Market Street.

“The relationships we continue to foster and build with our community and the Special Olympics athletes and family is priceless,” the police service stated.

The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics, according to Brantford Police. Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” into the opening ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics Provincial, National, Regional and World Games.

Worldwide annually, more than 97,000 law enforcement members carry the “Flame of Hope,” according to LETR.

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