Local Mounties Support Special Olympics at LETR
2019-05-29 11:58 PDT
This year, the Coquitlam RCMP joins the Special Olympics to celebrate 51 years as a global movement and raise funds for the organization through the 2019 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The LETR is coming to Coquitlam/Port Moody on June 6th, 2019, and upwards of 30 people from the Coquitlam RCMP detachment will be running alongside Special Olympics Athletes and volunteering for the event.
I continue to be a part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run because of the positivity from the Special Olympic athletes and the support from our community, says Constable Pam Newman with the Coquitlam RCMP. Please join us to cheer on the runners and enjoy a tasty BBQ in support of this great cause.
Details of the Coquitlam LETR
- The run itself: The 5.5km course starts at the Port Moody Police Detachment (3051 St. Johns Street) at 12:45 p.m. 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 for over 35 years. 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 $600 million worldwide.
To find out how you can help, please visit Special Olympics BC's website at www.specialolympics.bc.ca.
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