Local law enforcement members were running to help some special athletes do what they love.
The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and support for Special Olympics of New York took place today.
More than 75 members of local law enforcement joined Special Olympic Athletes on a run from the quad at Binghamton University to Tully’s. Torch Runs have taken place all across the state for more than 30 years. Director of Development for New York Special Olympics Cassandra Rucker says law enforcement has always been a massive help to their cause.
Cassandra Rucker Special Olympics Director of Development says “We have been supported by law enforcement and the partnership goes far beyond running. The law enforcement come to our competition and give out medals. They develop strong bonds and relationships with our athletes and they really become partners in the community.”
Throughout the month of May, on Thursday’s for every Tully’s Tender Dinner purchase, Tully’s would donate a portion of the proceeds to the Special Olympics.
At the end of the Torch Run today Tully’s presented a check from the campaign for $10,167. That figure will grow even higher based on the sales from tonight which will be the last day of the campaign.