For Immediate Release
Police Officers Run in Special Olympics Torch Run
Officers from the Springfield Police Department will be participating in the “Final Leg” of the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run.
On 5-28-09 officers will begin their run from Ozark Technical College at 6:20 p.m. with other Law Enforcement Officers from around the State. They will take to City streets, which will lead them to Plaster Stadium on the MSU Campus. During the Opening Ceremonies the Olympic Cauldron will be lit to signal the beginning of the Summer Games for Special Olympics.
The event raises $20 million annually and recruits more than 15,000 law enforcement officers from all over the world. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.
Nearly 200 agencies and 2,500 officers work year-round in Missouri to accomplish this goal.
For further information, contact Cpl. Angela Burgess. 417-838-5955
Media Contact: Cpl. Angela Burgess - 417-838-5955; Release authorized by: Maj. Ron Hartman