Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office to participate in 31st Annual Special Olympics Torch Run Thursday, June 29; media invited (Photo)


News Release from Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted on FlashAlert: June 28th, 2017 8:59 AM
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On Thursday, June 29, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office deputies will hit the road with law-enforcement personnel from around the state to participate in the "Law Enforcement Torch Run" benefiting Special Olympics Oregon.

Clackamas County's leg of the run is set to begin Thursday, June 29 at 10 a.m. at Lake Oswego High School. In the largest torch run in the state, deputies and athletes will run through the streets of Lake Oswego and Tigard to Cook Park, carrying the Special Olympics torch with the Flame of Hope.

"We're so honored to participate once again in this outstanding event," said Detective Chad Kyser, of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. "It's great to be able to support Special Olympics athletes who inspire us all."

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has been a critical support for Special Olympics athletes for 31 years. The run helps raise awareness about Special Olympics and is the largest grassroots fundraising activity for Special Olympics Oregon, raising more than $6 million over its 31-year history.

There will be six separate legs of the Torch Run through the state. The separate legs will culminate in the lighting of the Special Olympics Oregon cauldron at the Summer State Games on July 8 at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

At the end of the Clackamas County leg, participants will enjoy a large BBQ at Cook Park.

Media is welcome to attend.

Photos from previous Torch Runs are attached.


Special Olympics Oregon ( ) serves the largest disability population in the state. Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Oregon is Training for Life.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run ( ) is a year round campaign in which law-enforcement personnel support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch. Law enforcement supporters attend competitions, participate in medal ceremonies, and raise funds through special events so athletes can participate in the sports they love.

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