Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Torch Run for Special Olympics

Torch Run For Special Olympics
June 5, 2013
WHO:                         Chief Ray J. Tarasovic
                                    108th Basic Recruit Class
                                    Richmond Police personnel
Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run – Capitol Leg
10 a.m. Friday, June 7
Virginia State Capitol Bell Tower, Ninth and Franklin streets
Members of the Department’s 108th Basic Recruit Class, Richmond Police personnel and members of other area law enforcement agencies will participate in the Torch Run’s Capitol Leg, a 7-mile stretch west from the State Capitol to the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad in Henrico.

Richmond Police also will participate in the Torch Run’s Final Leg, starting 7:30 p.m., Friday, at the Rescue Squad and ending at the University of Richmond Robins Center for the start of the Special Olympics games, which the Torch Run benefits.

“It is an honor to run the course following the Special Olympic torch,” said Captain Harvey Powers, the Department’s Torch Run coordinator. “That torch is a burning symbol of the courage, determination and effort of Special Olympic athletes everywhere.”

This year law enforcement agencies in Virginia have raised a record-breaking sum of over one million dollars to fund the important missions of Special Olympics.
In the event of rain, participants will continue the Torch Run as a reflection of the determination shown by the athletes of the Special Olympics. In the event of lightning, the run will be suspended for safety. Suspension or cancelation of the event will be immediately posted to the Department's Facebook page at: