The run, hosted at the RCMP detachment downtown was a fun event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympic athletes in our province, specifically in the Prince George area. The 3.5 kilometre walk or run was primarily made up of members, staff and family of various public safety agencies including the BC Sheriffs Service, Prince George Fire / Rescue and the Prince George Detachment of the RCMP. Many Special Olympic athletes, coaches, friends and family also participated.
Following the run, the 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 $1,800.
Including the car wash event in late May, the fund raising efforts exceeded $5,700. All moneys raised will be donated to Special Olympics BC to support athletes from our area.
“The Prince George Detachment is once again honoured to host the Law Enforcement Torch Run in our community,” said Supt. Warren Brown, Officer in Charge of the Prince George RCMP. “The public support has been overwhelming and the appreciation of the athletes makes all the efforts worthwhile.”
Donations can be made to Special Olympics BC at www.specialolympics.bc.ca/letr.