On Tuesday May 30th, the Shelburne leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario took place.
This year’s event has already raised over $8,000.00, and that’s with funds still due to come in.
The sunny warm weather greeted over 100 participating runners and volunteers. The run teams were: Shelburne Police Service, Dufferin OPP, Orangeville Police Service, Dufferin County Paramedic Services, Shelburne and District Fire Department, Dufferin Child and Family Services, Georgian College Orangeville, John’s No Frills, KTH Shelburne Manufacturing, RBC Shelburne, Southbridge Care Homes, Small Town Family Dental, Champs Burger, Willow Street Crew, Centre Dufferin District High School, Giant Tiger, Towne Fitness, PACE Credit Union, Town of Shelburne, and Main Street Dental.
The sponsors of the event were: Scotia Bank First Street Orangeville, KTH Shelburne Manufacturing, Downey’s Farms, John’s No Frills, Shelburne Free Press, Orangeville Citizen, Shelburne Home Hardware, Southbridge Care Homes, Auto Centre Dufferin, Trillium Ford, Pete’s Deli, Main Street Dental, Small Town Family Dental, Gimme Shelter, Canadian Bath Bombs, Steven’s BBQ, Giant Tiger, Towne Fitness, Country 105, and First Student.
The new lead event coordinator this year, Constable Jeff McLean, got the local elementary schools involved by having hot dog days with members of the Shelburne Police. This new component has raised hundreds of dollars at each school, and allowed the students to meet several Shelburne Police officers in a positive setting. Centennial Hylands, and Glenbrook Schools had their hotdog days prior to yesterday’s run. Hyland Heights School still has their hotdog day coming up.
“The local community comes through every year with excellent support and participation for this worthy event. Thank-you to all involved: the sponsors, the run team coordinators, the runners, the volunteers, and those who pledged their support. This great community makes this event the success it is”, states Constable Jeff Mclean.