LAPD Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run May 17

LAPD News:
 
The Los Alamos Police Department is participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch run to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.
 
This year is a special year as it marks the 50th Anniversary that founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a movement in 1968 to fulfill this mission:
 
“The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.” (specialolympics.org)
 
“Eunice Kennedy Shriver believed in justice, that is why I believe it is synonymous that Law Enforcement Agencies globally participate in this endeavor that changes lives and attitudes for those with intellectual disabilities, LAPD has a long and proud tradition of supporting this cause, which benefits our local athletes and the state games,” LAPD Cmdr. Oliver Morris said.
 
Los Alamos Police and supporters will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at 2500 Trinity Dr., to begin the torch run to Jemez Springs (42 miles). Expect slight traffic delays on Trinity, West Jemez and N.M. 4.
 
For more information on how to help support this cause, contact Cmdr. Morris via email at morrisoliver44@gmail.com or visit sonm.org.
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