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$13,000 raised at seventh annual Law Enforcement Torch Run

June 14, 2018   ·   0 Comments

This was the Seventh year in a row that Shelburne Police Service hosted a leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics Ontario.  The 4 km community run took place on June 1st.

This year the Shelburne Police Service co-organized and facilitated several events  to raise funds for the cause:  Hot Dog Days at all three elementary schools in Shelburne ($760 raised), the Cops & Coffee fundraiser at Pete’s Deli ($600 raised), Police and Pizza fundraiser at Domino’s Pizza ($1750 raised), as well as sales of protein shakers at Towne Fitness, TrainerGames Fitness Centre and Shelburne Family Chiropractic.

Here is the list of the generous community partners that sponsored the event:

KTH  ($1500), John’s No Frills, Downey Farms, Auto Centre Dufferin, Domino’s Pizza,  Shelburne Home Hardware, Pete’s Deli, Shelburne Free Press, Orangeville Citizen, Southbridge Care Homes (Shelburne Residence), RBC, Shelburne Foodland, Crewson Insurance, Trillium Ford, First Student, Country 105, Glenbrook Elementary, Hyland Heights Elementary, Centennial Hylands Elementary, Tim Horton’s Shelburne, Towne Fitness, TrainerGames Fitness Centre, Shelburne Family Chiropractic, IDA Drugs and CDDHS.

Here is the list of the community partners that entered run teams for the event: Shelburne Police Service, Orangeville Police Service, Shelburne and District Fire Department, Dufferin Paramedic Service, Dufferin Child And Family Services, Georgian College Orangeville, KTH, Shelburne Home Hardware, Shelburne RBC, Pace Credit Union, Southbridge Care Homes, John’s No Frills, Towne Fitness, CDDHS, And Champ Burger.

This year the event raised a grand total of $13, 205.75! Since 2011, the Shelburne Police Service and community have raised almost $125,000 for the Special Olympics Ontario.

“The on-going support for this and each event that we host, that benefits the Special Olympics, is inspiring.  I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to the community, business partners and everyone involved for another successful year.  The success that this event has year after year is inspiring,” states Lead Organizer, Constable Jeff McLean.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics, which began in July 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. About 1,000 athletes from the U.S. and Canada took part in the one-day event.  The Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5 million athletes and Unified States Sports partners in 172 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 100,000 events a year.

Vandalism at Greenwood Park

Shelburne Police launched an investigation when the Shelburne Town Works Department notified them of vandalism to the washrooms located at Greenwood Park.

The total cost of the damage and cleanup has not yet been determined; however the damage includes a smashed urinal.

This mischief took place between June 1st and June 4th.  Shelburne Police wants to hear from anyone who may have any information in regards this incident.

As the investigation continues, Shelburne Police is encouraging parents to speak to their children (including teenaged children) to remind them that the park and all its facilities are public property – which means it belongs to all the residents of Shelburne, and should be respected as such, and treated as such.  The residents of Shelburne paid for the facilities and continue to pay for the maintenance of the park and facilities.  Parents are also encouraged to speak to their children about the legal consequences of committing Mischief.   The consequences may include being charged criminally by police, a criminal record, fines, probation, community service orders and more.

“Greenwood Park is well known in Shelburne and is enjoyed every day by many children and adult residents.  Purposeful defacing and damage to a park like this is disrespectful to the entire community.  We encourage anyone with information to contact Shelburne Police.  We would like to see the person or people who caused this mischief to do the responsible and mature thing and come forward”, states Sgt. Neumann.

If anyone has any information in relation to this case or any other matter, they are encouraged to contact the Shelburne Police Service at 519-925-3312 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.



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