Local Mounties Support Special Olympics at LETR
2017-06-02 10:28 PDT
Coquitlam Mounties are lacing up their running shoes and donning their dry-fit shirts to help make sure that Special Olympics athletes get the support they need.
The 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) is coming to Coquitlam/Port Moody on June 8, 2017, and upwards of 30 people from the Coquitlam RCMP detachment will be running alongside Special Olympics Athletes and volunteering for the event.
Special Olympians are such a positive influence in a sometimes negative world, says Corporal Michelle Luca with Coquitlam RCMP.
We want people to join us in a show of respect for our Special Olympics Athletes and at the same time raise money for their big event.
Details of the Coquitlam LETR
- The run itself: The 5.5km course that starts at the Port Moody Police Detachment (3051 St. Johns Street) at 12:30pm and finishes at Spirit Square near the Coquitlam RCMP detachment (2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam).
- The barbeque: If you’re not part of the run you can still be part of the fun. Join us at Spirit Square (3000 Burlington Drive, Coquitlam) from 11:00am to 3:00pm where we will be serving food and raising money for Special Olympics athletes.
- The LETR has been going strong since 1981 when it was started by a police chief in Wichita, Kansas, who saw an urgent need to raise money for the Special Olympics. Now, the event is held in more than 30 countries and has raised over $500 million worldwide.
To find out how you can help, please visit Special Olympics BC's website at www.specialolympics.bc.ca.
Cst. Kristina BIROMedia Relations
Coquitlam RCMP Detachment
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C. V3B 7Y5
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