For the Seventh year in a row that Shelburne Police Service hosted a leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics Ontario. The 4 km community run took place on June 1st.
This year the Shelburne Police Service co-organized and facilitated several events to raise funds for the cause: Hot Dog Days at all three elementary schools in Shelburne ($760 raised), the Cops & Coffee fundraiser at Pete’s Deli ($600 raised), Police and Pizza fundraiser at Domino’s Pizza ($1750 raised), as well as sales of protein shakers at Towne Fitness, TrainerGames Fitness Centre and Shelburne Family Chiropractic.
Here is the list of the generous community partners that sponsored the event:
KTH ($1500), John’s No Frills, Downey Farms, Auto Centre Dufferin, Domino’s Pizza, Shelburne Home Hardware, Pete’s Deli, Shelburne Free Press, Orangeville Citizen, Southbridge Care Homes (Shelburne Residence), RBC, Shelburne Foodland, Crewson Insurance, Trillium Ford, First Student, Country 105, Glenbrook Elementary, Hyland Heights Elementary, Centennial Hylands Elementary, Tim Horton’s Shelburne, Towne Fitness, TrainerGames Fitness Centre, Shelburne Family Chiropractic, IDA Drugs and CDDHS.
Here is the list of the community partners that entered run teams for the event: Shelburne Police Service, Orangeville Police Service, Shelburne and District Fire Department, Dufferin Paramedic Service, Dufferin Child And Family Services, Georgian College Orangeville, KTH, Shelburne Home Hardware, Shelburne RBC, Pace Credit Union, Southbridge Care Homes, John’s No Frills, Towne Fitness, CDDHS, And Champ Burger.
This year the event raised a grand total of $13, 205.75! Since 2011, the Shelburne Police Service and community have raised almost $125,000 for the Special Olympics Ontario.
“The on-going support for this and each event that we host, that benefits the Special Olympics, is inspiring. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the community, business partners and everyone involved for another successful year. The success that this event has year after year is inspiring,” states Lead Organizer, Constable Jeff McLean.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics, which began in July 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. About 1,000 athletes from the U.S. and Canada took part in the one-day event. The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified States Sports partners in 172 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 100,000 events a year.
Photo Credit: Shelburne Police