Annual Torch Run raises more than $5,000
The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) was held in Huron County on Wednesday, June 7.
Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Special Olympics Ontario partnered together, alongside family members, friends, and community supporters from all over Huron County to raise awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics.
The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest public awareness vehicle and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. This year, Huron OPP Torch Run co-ordinator, Sgt. Russell Nesbitt, who has been involved with this great partnership for 26 years, reported a fundraising total of $5,080.00.
The Huron County Torch Run started at the Maitland River Community Church located on Josephine Street. The run headed through Wingham, ending at the south end of town. Participants were then transported to Blyth, Clinton and Goderich where they brought their excitement and joy to each of those communities. After completing the final leg in Goderich participants and supporters met at McGee Motors located on Suncoast Drive East in Goderich for a celebration barbecue.
Supporters of the event included the Goderich Zehrs store, First Students Bus Line Goderich, M&M Meats in Goderich, McGee Motors, and Corrie’s Food Town in Clinton, which provided transportation, food items and support for the participants and volunteers.
A barbecue is planned as a further fundraiser at Corrie’s Food Town in Clinton on Friday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Any person or business looking to donate may donate by cash or cheques made payable to “Ontario Special Olympics”.