Members of Durham Regional Police were at five Boston Pizza restaurant locations in the Durham Region recently to raise money in support of Special Olympics.
Both uniformed and civilian members of DRPS served meals to customers of Boston Pizza. Guests were able to purchase the “Flame of Hope” torch for a toonie and either write their name on it or an encouraging message to the Olympians. The torches are then posted all around the restaurant. Guests also had the opportunity to purchase a membership for $25 and received a complimentary Torch Run T-shirt.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics world-wide. Individuals who supported the cause help those with intellectual disabilities and the growing program of 16,000 individuals who rely on donations.
DRP will be participating in the North Durham Torch Run on June 8 as well as the Torch Run from Pickering to Clarington along Highway #2 on June 10. Dozens of civilian and sworn members of DRPS will carry the “Flame of Hope” through our communities. We encourage members of the community to come out and support our runners and Special Olympic athletes.
Keep visiting our website for more details on the Torch Run closer to the dates.
DRPS would like to give a big thanks to all who came out to Boston Pizza and supported this great cause!
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