Brockville – The 2016 Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics movement in Ontario traveled through Brockville on Friday morning.
The run left the Metro parking lot just after 11:00am traveling East on King Street to Court House Ave. then North on Courthouse to Wall St. down to Pearl Street, then North on Stewart finishing up at Home Hardware. There was a BBQ held at Home Hardware after the run.
Members of the Brockville Police Service were joined by local Special Olympics Athletes, along with some students from Westminster Public School who joined the run at Central Ave to Home Hardware.
The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is a community based, province-wide event that sees the “Flame of Hope” carried across Ontario by members of Law Enforcement agencies from across the province. The objective of this and other events is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement in Ontario.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run has grown into the most important fund raising effort of Special Olympics programs around the WORLD. In 2014, over $50,000,000.00 was raised through the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement collectively.