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Archive for April 25th, 2007

07le_specialolympicsiv425.jpg07le_specialolympicsii425.jpgOsceola County * Today, Sheriff Bob Hansell, Kissimmee Police Chief Fran Iwanski, employees at the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department, Kissimmee Fire Department and Neptune Middle School students participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for Special Olympics.  At 8:00 a.m., runners and bikers left from the St. Cloud boat ramp (Massachusetts Avenue & Lakeshore Blvd.) and headed towards the Kissimmee Civic Center for the 10.5 mile event.   The route went up Massachusetts Avenue to 13th Street in St. Cloud and east on Highway 192 until Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee. Participants then traveled through downtown Kissimmee until they reached the Kissimmee Civic Center located at 300 N. Monument Avenue.  The event concluded with a party for the Special Olympic and law enforcement participants.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public 07le_specialolympics42507.jpgawareness vehicle for Special Olympics. Law enforcement officers from around the country and carry the Flame of Hope in honor of the Special Olympic athletes in their areas and around the world.  Since its inception in 1981, more than 80,000 individuals have raised $113 million.

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