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UNCG Police in Unified Torch Run for Special Olympics

Posted on Thursday, June 11th, 2015 by CommunityEngagement. Tags: ,
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UNCG Police were part of the national Unified Torch Run for Special Olympics, on June 4.

The relay is delivering the Flame of Hope from Washington, DC, to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games in July. The UNCG Police department team – named G Force – raised $1,515 for Special Olympics. Thirteen took part in the 2.5 mile run. They picked the torch up on Spring Garden Street and ran it through campus and eventually turned it over on Friendly Avenue, noted Lt. Steve DeDona. The department has raised money for Special Olympics for the past several years.

The torch is on display in the UNCG Police Building.

UNCG alumna Jenn DeBeers, a route manager for the Special Olympics torch run, helped organize their run.

Picture may be viewed at http://unifiedrelay.smugmug.com/South-Route

 

Reposted from Campus Weekly