Law Enforcement Torch Run raises money for Special Olympics BC

Special Olympics B.C. is $5,100 richer thanks to the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

That's how much money was raised during this year's event which was centred on a 3.5 kilometre walk or run on June 6.

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In all, it drew 130 participants, made up mostly of officers, staff and family of various public safety agencies including the BC Sheriffs Service and the Prince George RCMP.

About 40 Special Olympic athletes along with coaches, friends and family also participated.

Following the run, RCMP hosted a public barbecue, social gathering, and 50/50 raffle on 5th Avenue next to the detachment. The winner of the 50/50 raffle took home over $1,500.

Including the car wash event at Canadian Tire earlier this month led by Prince George Fire Rescue, more than $5,100 was raised.

"This is such a rewarding event to be involved with" said Prince George Insp. Shaun Wright. "The enthusiasm of these athletes is contagious and makes us all want to help them to achieve their goals in their respective sports."

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