RCMP fundraising events support Special Olympics BC

Local cops put on two fundraisers for Cranbrook and Kimberley athletes

  • Jul. 19, 2013 11:00 a.m.
There were 61 participants who took part in the 3rd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics Athletes.

There were 61 participants who took part in the 3rd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics Athletes.

Submitted by Cst. Lisa Schlatter

Cranbrook Community Policing/Crime Prevention

Cranbrook RCMP

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Last month, members of the Cranbrook/Kimberley RCMP, together with community members, laced up and hit the streets to show their support for the Special Olympics athletes, by participating in the 3rd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

There were 61 participants who ran, walked or cycled the three or five kilometre route. The run was followed by a barbecue and fun softball game between the local Special Olympics softball team and members of the Cranbrook RCMP.

Since 1990, the Law Enforcement Torch Run in B.C. has raised more than $3 million to support Special Olympics athletes and programs, helping Special Olympics B.C. grow to support 4,100 athletes in 55 communities in B.C.

Cranbook RCMP would like to thank Cranbrook Canada Safeway for their generosity and continued support.

Draft an Athlete/Dunk a Mountie

On June 27, Cranbrook RCMP members took the plunge to help support Special Olympics BC by participating in the “Dunk a Mountie” event. The event was held to raise money to send local athletes to the 2013 Special Olympics BC Summer Games which were recently held in Langley, B.C.

Cranbrook RCMP would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous donations and partnerships:

The City of Cranbrook, New Energy Wellness Spa, Rick’s Fine Meats and Sausage, Rocky Mountain Diesel Ltd., Sandor Rental Equipment Ltd.

All money raised at both events was donated to Special Olympics BC.