Law Enforcement Torch Run Carries Flame To Support Special Olympics

first_imgEach year this statewide event raises funds for the Special Olympics Alaska athletes. This year there were three major starting points on the Kenai Peninsula; Soldotna Regional Sports Complex, Base of the Homer Spit, and Exit Glacier- in Seward. More than 1,000 participants, including hundreds of Alaska Law Enforcement personnel,  ran simultaneously in 16 Alaskan Communities. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Dozens of officials in Soldotna took part in the Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics on Saturday. According to the Homer Police Department, they raised almost $5,000.center_img The purpose of the event is for Alaska Law Enforcement to raise both awareness and funds for our Special Olympics Alaska athletes. So far, it’s the largest simultaneous multi-community running event held in Alaska this year. Tina Strayhorn, who is the local organizer for Special Olympics Alaska: “It’s our largest fundraiser of the year, and we have the law enforcement involved, and they have been involved since 1993. This is our 50th year of Special Olympics being active.” last_img

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