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LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN THURSDAY

32nd ANNUAL EVENT BENEFITS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Join Special Olympics athletes and approximately 300 law enforcement officers from agencies throughout Broward County as they take part in a 32-mile countywide torch relay to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics.  Athletes participating in the Special Olympics will run with the Olympic torch at the beginning and at the end of run and will then celebrate the completion of the run with a picnic at Dan Witt Park, 4521 N.E. 22 Ave. in Lighthouse Point.

The Broward Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of a 1,400-mile statewide relay that will culminate May 17-18 at the opening ceremonies of the Florida Special Olympics Summer Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.  

The Broward Sheriff's Office is also asking for support and sponsorship from local businesses and organizations. All contributions will go directly to Special Olympics programs in Broward County. Anyone interested in making a charitable donation is asked to contact Ms. Linda Mills at Special Olympics Broward at (954) 262-2150. For additional information concerning the run, please call Broward County Torch Run Coordinator Kathleen Hanks at (754) 264-2691.

MEDIA NOTE: Here is an approximate time schedule to assist you in getting some excellent photos. The schedule should also serve as a traffic advisory for motorists.

8:30 a.m. - Start at A1A and Miami-Dade/Broward County line in Hallandale Beach

9 a.m. - A1A and Hollywood Boulevard

9:30 a.m. - A1A and Dania Beach Boulevard

10:10 a.m. - Federal Highway and Eller Drive (north of Griffin)

10:30 a.m. - 17 Street Causeway west of bridge

11 a.m. - A1A and Terramar

11:20 a.m. - Federal Highway and 13 Street

11:40 a.m. - Federal Highway and Oakland Park Boulevard

12 p.m. - Federal Highway and Northeast 55 Street (north of Commercial)

12:15 p.m. - Federal Highway and McNab Road (Southeast 15 Street)

12:30 p.m. - Federal Highway and Atlantic Boulevard

12:45 p.m. - Federal Highway and Northeast 24 Street

1 p.m. - Federal Highway and Northeast 39 Street

1:20 p.m. - Federal Highway and Southeast 10 Street

1:45 p.m. - Broward/Palm Beach County line (followed by picnic at Dan Witt Park, 4400 N.E. 21 Ave., Lighthouse Point)

                                                                              This report by:                                                                                     

                                                                                               Dani Moschella/PIO

 

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