Law Enforcement Torch Run: June 5th

May 28, 2015   ·   0 Comments

On June 5th, Shelburne Police and Special Olympic Athletes will be joined by other area emergency services, community organizations and businesses in a 4.5 km run carrying the Special Olympic Torch through town. The event raises awareness and funds for Special Olympics Ontario.
This is the fourth year in a row that Shelburne Police is organizing and hosting this event. Each year between $10,000 and $14,000 have be raised.
The run begins at 10:30 a.m. at Fiddle Park (on 2nd Line just south of No Frills) and ends at No Frills. The route will include the down town portion of Shelburne.
Partner run teams include Shelburne Police Service, Dufferin OPP, Orangeville Police Service, Dufferin Paramedic Service, Shelburne and District Fire Department, Dufferin Child and Family Services, Town of Shelburne Workers and Council, Caledon/Dufferin Victim Services, Georgian College Centre for Employment Services, Centre Dufferin District High School, John’s No Frills, KTH, Scotia Bank (First Street Orangeville), Shelburne Home Hardware, Trillium Ford, Main Street Dental Centre, Shelburne Residence, Pete’s Deli, People’s Credit Union, Small Town Dental, and Shelburne RBC.
The generous Corporate sponsors for this event are KTH, Shelburne Free Press, Orangeville Citizen, John’s No Frills, Shelburne Home Hardware, Shelburne Residence, Pete’s Donut’s, Trillium Ford, Downey Farms, Auto Centre Dufferin, Main Street Dental Centre, and Stock Transportation.
Again this year, Scotia Bank from First Street in Orangeville is matching up to $5000 in funds raised at this event.
Come out and watch the event on June 5th. If you would like to run, join one of the run teams by contacting the run team organization or contact PC Neumann at Shelburne Police to create your own run team.
Funds are raised through registration fees, pledges, ‘Toonies for Torches’ at Pete’s Donuts, and our sponsors.
If you wish to make a donation you can sponsor a runner, or make a direct donation during the event.
The last three torch runs were successful not only by raising awareness and money for Special Olympics Ontario, but the many members and organizations of the community built positive relationships while working together for a worthy cause.



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