Special Olympics Torch Run Takes Place in Cobourg and Port Hope

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Cobourg Police Service and Port Hope Police Service join Community Living & Respite Care Northumberland to support Special Olympics Ontario.

On Thursday, June 20th, 2024, Cobourg Police Service (CPS) and Port Hope Police Service (PHPS) will join Community Living & Respite Care Northumberland (Community Living) to run, walk, and bike in support of Special Olympics Ontario in the 2024 Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Starting at the Port Hope Police Service, escorted by police cruisers, the torch run team, made up of CPS, PHPS, and Community Living members, will run, walk, or bike a route through Port Hope, raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics Ontario. The second leg of the Torch Run will continue in Cobourg, finishing at Community Living 275 Cottesmore Avenue.

Special Olympics Ontario is a program dedicated to helping local athletes with intellectual disabilities find inclusion, acceptance, and empowerment through sports. The organization uses various fundraisers, such as Torch Run Ontario, to support over 26,000 athletes living with disabilities in our province.

The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) considers Special Olympics their “charity of choice,” and over 97,000 Law Enforcement members participate in the fundraiser worldwide. Officers who carry the Flame of Hope during the run are called Guardians of the Flame. The flame will be carried throughout the local event.

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