Peel Police – 2010 Torch Run For Special Olympics

On Thursday, June 10, 2010, approximately 200 members of Peel Regional Police ran, walked, and cycled alongside Special Olympians, in the Annual Catherine Heaney Memorial Torch Run for Special Olympics, sponsored by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police. This year marked the 23rd anniversary of the Torch Run in Ontario.

Last year, law enforcement runners from across the province raised well over a million dollars for Special Olympics through the “Torch Run” fundraising program.

This year, Peel Police raised $13,000.00 for Special Olympics, in the “Torch Run” event, through cash donations and sales of over 500 commemorative t-shirts. You can still help by calling Peel Regional Police Fitness, at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3880, and making a donation to the “Torch Run” program.

Following the 10 km run and 3.2 km walk, participants gathered at the Emil V. Kolb Centre for Policing Excellence, located at 180 Derry Road East, Mississauga. Deputy Chief Dan McDonald, who had cycled the 10 km route, expressed his appreciation for the many Special Olympians who took part in the torch run/walk. “Your courage and your dedication to sport continue to motivate and inspire all of us at Peel Regional Police. We are honoured to have you with us here today.”

All of the funds raised across the province help provide a local year-round program of fitness, recreation and competition for athletes with an intellectual disability.

Special Olympic motto: “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Special thanks is extended to our community partner Boston Pizza for their support on our Torch run/walk day.

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