Chilliwack athlete Derek Trainor carries the torch into the Pacific Region Training Centre grounds during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack athlete Derek Trainor carries the torch into the Pacific Region Training Centre grounds during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Torch run for Special Olympics athletes comes through Chilliwack

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $4 million for Special Olympics B.C. since 1991

RCMP officers, together with law enforcement personnel and Special Olympics B.C. athletes, ran and walked through Chilliwack Tuesday as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics.

“We are proud to support Special Olympics and the athletes from our community,” says Sgt. Jen Koch of the Chilliwack RCMP. “The Special Olympics athletes that take part in events are truly inspiring and give so much back to us who participate.”

The LETR is taking place across the Lower Mainland from June 4 to 7 to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics worldwide.

The torch run fundraiser has raised more than $4 million in the province for Special Olympics B.C. since 1991.

Since 1980, Special Olympics B.C. has provided high-quality, year round sports programs for athletes around the province with the goal of providing individuals with intellectual disabilities the opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.


 

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A group of police officers and supporters walk during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics at Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

A group of police officers and supporters walk during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics at Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack athlete Betty Colk (in red) acknowledges her fellow athletes during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics at Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack athlete Betty Colk (in red) acknowledges her fellow athletes during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics at Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack athlete Derek Trainor holds the torch at the Pacific Region Training Centre on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack athlete Derek Trainor holds the torch at the Pacific Region Training Centre on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack athlete Betty Colk (right) high fives Insp. Joanne Wild of the Vancouver Police during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics at Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

Chilliwack athlete Betty Colk (right) high fives Insp. Joanne Wild of the Vancouver Police during the Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics at Pacific Region Training Centre in Chilliwack on Tuesday. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress)

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