Law Enforcement Torch Run The First of Many
Prince George, B.C. – The first-ever Prince George Law Enforcement Torch Run is being hailed as a great success, raising over $6,000 for Special Olympics BC.
The 3.5 kilometre walk or run event was held Thursday and included local Special Olympic athletes, RCMP officers, office staff and volunteers from enforcement agencies in the city as well as coaches, friends and family of the Special Olympians.
The RCMP put on a barbecue and raffle in front of the Prince George detachment following the Torch Run, a get together attended by about 150 people. Superintendent Warren Brown said the detachment is “really honoured and fortunate to host our first Law Enforcement Torch Run. Numerous law enforcement agencies and RCMP Detachments have been doing this for many years, and now that we have been a part of this event and experienced the overwhelming community support and appreciation of the athletes, I look forward to continuing this event for years to come.”
Events such as this can’t get off the ground without the support of the business community and for the inaugural event in Prince George, thirty businesses stepped forward with donations.
Speaking of donations, they can be made to Special Olympics BC at www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr