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2nd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Big Success

A Photofeature by Jeremy Couso

Bright and early Thursday morning Lassen County’s local law enforcement professionals met at the Historic Courthouse uptown for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics of Northern California. This year they were joined on the run, which ended at the new Hall of Justice on Riverside Drive, by Special Olympics athletes and community members.

Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon and Probation Chief Jennifer Branning kicked off the run with a brief welcoming speech on the steps of the Historic Courthouse before runners set off on the 1.9-mile course.

Each year Law Enforcement agencies all over Northern California raise thousands of dollars by hosting fundraising events which support the Special Olympics programs. Lassen’s event, organized by Calli Oxford, has law enforcement personnel raising funds for the honor of running the Special Olympics Torch, “The Flame of Hope,” through town as a sign of their dedication and commitment to Special Olympics athletes.

All along the torch’s path, which ended at the County’s offices on Riverside Drive, spectators and supporters lined the street to cheer on the participants.

Barbara Oxford and her team from Golden 1 Credit Union passed out drinks and goodies at the end of the run.

The teams have a goal of raising $5,000 this year, so far making $3,315 dollars, all of which will go to the Special Olympics of Northern California.

There is still a week left to make contributions to the Torch Run. Go contribute to a great cause and the support the efforts of this nice group of people. Click here to donate by June 23rd.

We have more photos over in our SusanvilleSnapshots gallery. Click here to see them all!

We have more photos over in our SusanvilleSnapshots gallery. Click here to see them all!

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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