Month: June 2017

2017 Lethbridge Torch Run

On June 28th Lethbridge hosted their community Torch Run to bring awareness and support for the 2017 Special Olympics Summer Games that will take place in Medicine Hat in July.  At 11:30 am the Run commenced at City Hall and ended at Galt Gardens (601 – 3 Ave S) where participants were treated to a BBQ.  Over $1,100 was raised to support Special Olympics Lethbridge and Special Olympics Alberta.

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2017 Red Deer Torch Run/Walk

On June 25th, 2017, Red Deer hosted their Final Leg Torch Run to celebrate the many Athletes that will be attending the Summer Games in Medicine Hat on the weekend of July 7th. This event was also a fundraiser which saw over 25 Law Enforcement members and athletes come out and raise over $2,700 for Special Olympics Alberta, Special Olympics Alberta – Red Deer and Special Olympics Alberta – Lacombe.

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2017 Strathcona Torch Run

On June 23rd Strathcona County hosted their community Torch Run bringing awareness and support for the 2017 Special Olympics Summer Games that will take place in Medicine Hat in July.  At 1:15 pm on June 23rd the run commenced at the RCMP detachment and ended at Strathcona County Hall.  A ceremony took place to welcome the Law Enforcement members and send off Athletes.

 

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2017 Edmonton Torch Run

On June 17th Edmonton hosted their community Torch Run bringing awareness and support for the 2017 Special Olympics Summer Games that will take place in Medicine Hat in July.  At 11:00 am on June 17th the run began at the Edmonton Police Service (1351 Windermere Way SW) and ended at Cabela’s (6150 Currents Drive NW).

Over 50 Law Enforcement members and Special Olympic Athletes participated in the run!

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2017 Free Our Finest Calgary

On June 16th Law Enforcement members were raised to the roof at Cabela’s to embark on 53 hours camping to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Alberta.

Officers sang, danced and participated in water fights.  The public came out to meet Special Olympic Athletes, visit with our Officers, and enjoy our Show & Shine.  Thanks to the maNy hours put in by our Finest and the generous support of many donors we were able to raise over $7,500 to support athletic programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Without the support of our partners this fundraiser would not be possible. Thank you to Aluma Systems for donating the scaffolding, Maple Leaf Foods, Cabela’s and the many volunteers and Officers that donate their time for our Athletes!

                                                       

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2017 Free Our Finest Edmonton

On June 16th our Finest were raised up at both Cabela’s locations in Edmonton to embark on being confined for 53 hours to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Alberta.

They danced, sang and participated in water fights!  The public came out to take part in many demonstrations such as Junior Training camp, Fish & Wildlife exhibits and the Explosive unit.  Thanks to many generous donors we were able to raise over $10,000!

Without the support of our partners this fundraiser would not be possible.  Thank you to King Scaffolding and Scafom Canada for providing the scaffolding for our Finest, Maple Leaf Foods, M&M Meats, the Sherwood Park Sawmill, Cabela’s and the many volunteers and Officers that donate their time for our Athletes!

                                    

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2017 500km Provincial Ride

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run 500km Bike Ride for Special Olympics Alberta departed from Lethbridge and Fort McMurray on Friday, June 16th.  Law Enforcement members from RCMP, Lethbridge Correctional Service, Alberta Sheriffs, Lethbridge Police Service, Animal Services, Blood Tribe Police and Taber Police Service met in Edmonton on June 18th to help escort the Edmonton Torch Run into their destination at Free Our Finest.

Thanks to these dedicated Law Enforcement members over $37,000 was raised to help support programs across the province for athletes with intellectual disabilities.

 

Thank you to the many sponsors and donors that support this incredible journey across the Province!

 

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2017 Free Our Finest Olds

On June 3rd Olds kicked off our Free Our Finest season.  Thank you to the many Law Enforcement Officers, Alberta Sheriffs, RCMP, and Alberta Corrections for helping raise over $5,000 for Special Olympics programs!

Thank you also to the many Special Olympic Athletes and Volunteers that worked tireless in the wind to raise awareness and funds!

We would succeed without the support of our many sponsors: Walmart Canada and Maple Leaf Foods.

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