Chino PD Participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Personnel from Chino PD and California Institution for Men (CIM) have partnered to accept the “Flame of Hope” Special Olympics torch on Monday, June 5, 2017. The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for the Special Olympics is an annual event supported by Chino PD.
The torch exchange will take place at Ramona Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway at approximately 1:00 p.m. where the Chino Hills Police Department will pass it to Chino PD and CIM. Officers will then run the torch north on Ramona Avenue, east on Philadelphia Avenue, north on Monte Vista Avenue, to Phillips Boulevard, where it will be handed off to the Montclair Police Department.
Spectators of all ages are welcome to show their support along the route.
The LETR kicked off in Chula Vista on May 30, 2017 and will make its way through various cities leading to the opening ceremonies for the Summer Games on June 10, 2017 at Cal State Long Beach.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of a larger worldwide event, in which Officers and athletes run the torch to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympic competitions, state and national games. Created in 1981, the LETR has grown to involve more than 85,000 law enforcement officers, raising over $46 million annually. The Special Olympics offers free year-round athletic training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, helping them become physically fit and live happier, healthier and longer lives.
In addition to participating in the torch run, the Chino Police Associations and CIM have supported local fundraising efforts and have donated to the Special Olympics.
For more information on the LETR, Summer Games or how you can support the Special Olympics – visit https://www.sosc.org/