The Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run made their annual trek through the Village of North Baltimore last week.
North Baltimore Police Chief Allan Baer offers, “Special thanks to Bob Kelley Chevrolet for being long time supporters of the Torch Run. Thanks to BGSU Interns Nick Shinabery & Karli Ayers.”
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, raising US$34 million for Special Olympics Programs around the world in 2008.More than 85,000 law enforcement officers carried the Flame of Hope across 35 nations, raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Thousands more supported the runners’ efforts through “Adopt-A-Cop” runner sponsorships, local fundraising events, corporate sponsorships and Torch Run T-shirts (more than 400,000 sold) and other merchandise sales to fellow law enforcement officers, families, friends and the public.