MADERA COUNTY — Law enforcement agencies throughout Madera County will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Tuesday, June 12.
Registration is still open for runners to sign up for this important cause, say organizers. The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
Participants will gather at Courthouse Park in Madera at 7 a.m., and run will start at 7:30 a.m. Things are a bit different from in years past. Runners will head west on Yosemite Avenue to Howard, ending at Lions Town and Country Park. They will then caravan to Chowchilla for the final leg of the run.
Law enforcement personnel from the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, Madera and Chowchilla Police Departments, CHP, Madera County Department of Corrections and the California Department of Corrections Chowchilla will be joined by at least six Special Olympics athletes.
“Our agency is honored to by escorting the Special Olympics Torch, ‘The Flame of Hope,’ on its journey to the 2018 Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games at U.C. Davis,” says the Law Enforcement Torch Run website. “We hope you will consider joining our team and help us raise funds for Special Olympics Northern California.
“Your $25 registration fee will include a dry-fit Law Enforcement Torch Run Runners shirt that you can wear with pride when we run the Torch through our local community. But we are encouraging everyone to go the extra mile and raise a minimum of $100 which is the approximate cost of one athlete to participate in one sport season.
“If you are unable to join us in the run, please consider making a donation to support our team.”
Visit the Madera County Probation Facebook page for more information.
Visit the LETR website at https://specialolympics.donordrive.com