Torch Run to Support Special Olympics
Prince George, B.C. – The Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics will take place tomorrow afternoon.
Organized by the Prince George RCMP, the 3.5 kilometre walk or run is held to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes – specifically in the Prince George area.
Participants include RCMP members, the BC Sheriffs Service, and Prince George Fire Rescue.
The run starts at 4 p.m. at the Prince George RCMP detachment located at 455 Victoria Street.
A barbecue and 50/50 draw will follow on Fifth Avenue next to the detachment at around 4:30 p.m.
“We are very happy to help raise money for these local athletes,” says RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Craig Douglass. “Their dedication and effort into their respective sports is inspiring. The generosity of this community is equally inspiring, so we are confident that this will be a successful event.”
The event will close a portion of Fifth Avenue between Victoria Street and Vancouver Street from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
You can donate to the Special Olympics by clicking here.