Chatham Torch Run Supports Special Olympics

The Chatham-Kent Police Service held its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Specal Olympics Ontario 17 June 2017 at Kingston Park in Chatham. The event raised a total of $2,490.Photo courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service held its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Specal Olympics Ontario 17 June 2017 at Kingston Park in Chatham. The event raised a total of $2,490.
Photo courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

(CHATHAM, ON) – The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is a community based, province-wide event which sees the Flame of Hope carried across Ontario by members of law enforcement agencies. The objective is to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Ontario.

Torch Runs are coordinated at the community level and culminates at the provincial final leg in which law enforcement officers run the Flame of Hope into the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Games.

All funds raised through Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run events are directed into program support, which directly affects all community Special Olympic Ontario programs.

Funds are then put into community programs and help pay for various expenses, including games travel, accommodations, meals, staff support to the field, grants to new community programs, volunteer and athlete training, administration and information/promotional materials, and development initiatives, like the School Program which opens up opportunities to new athletes.

The development of Special Olympics Ontario is directly related to the success of the Torch Run.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service held its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Specal Olympics Ontario 17 June 2017 at Kingston Park in Chatham. The event raised a total of $2,490.Photo courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

The Chatham-Kent Police Service held its annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of Specal Olympics Ontario 17 June 2017 at Kingston Park in Chatham. The event raised a total of $2,490.
Photo courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Police Service.

This past Saturday, the Chatham-Kent Police Service held their Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at Kingston Park in Chatham, raising a total of $2,490.

CKPS Constable Jason Herder organized the successful fun run, and a host of volunteers were a tremendous help to all the participants.

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