June 7, 2019
Fort McMurray, Alta. – On June 7, 2019 at approximately 12:00 p.m. 16 members and four police escorts from Wood Buffalo RCMP, Peace River RCMP, and Alberta Sheriffs left Fort McMurray for a roughly 435 kilometre, 24 hour, bike ride to Edmonton to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Alberta.
The team of riders and organizers from Wood Buffalo for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Ride for Special Olympics raised approximately $20,000 in monetary donations as well as approximately $20,000 in gift- in-kind donations with the generous support of the community. Funds raised from the provincial event will assist more than 3000 athletes in over 100 communities in Alberta.
The Wood Buffalo participants are scheduled to arrive in Edmonton in the late morning/ early afternoon on June 8, 2019 and will take part in a short program welcoming their arrival and honouring local Special Olympic Athletes.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Ride for Special Olympics is an annual event with agencies participating from RCMP, Lethbridge Regional Police Services, Taber Police Service, Calgary Police Services and the Alberta Sheriff’s.
For more information on Special Olympics Alberta, visit www.specialolympics.ab.ca.