City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20120620-085
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Sacramento Police Department is proud to support the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run. 

Each summer, law enforcement personnel throughout Northern California carry the Flame of Hope on its journey to the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games Opening Ceremony at UC Davis.  The Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is the single largest year-round fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Northern California.  In partnership with the communities, their mission is to support Special Olympics Northern California through fundraising and public awareness, while enhancing the quality of life for the athletes who participate.

The final leg (28+ miles) of this run will begin on Friday, June 22 at 5:30 am at Beals Point on Auburn-Folsom Road in Folsom.  Sacramento police officers and officers from several local law enforcement agencies will run the Torch through Folsom and converge at the State Capitol for a brief ceremony.  They will then continue on their route to a dramatic entrance into Aggie Stadium where officers from around the state will join together to bring the Flame of Hope into the stadium for Opening Ceremonies.  The torch will light the caldron signaling the Opening of Summer Games where over 900 Special Olympic athletes will compete in aquatics, bocce, tennis, or track and field over the weekend.

Learn more about the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run or make a donation by visiting http://www.sonc.org/events/law-enforcement-torch-run 

 

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