LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN BENEFITING SPECIAL OLYMPICS
- Date: April 29, 2014 PIO Number: 14-4-36
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. The Torch Run begins at 8:30 a.m. on May 1. The Special Olympians 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 fun picnic at Dan Witt Park, located the at 4521 NE 22 Avenue in Lighthouse Point.
The Broward Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of a 1,400-mile statewide relay that culminates at the opening ceremonies of the Florida Special Olympics Summer Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista. 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, BSO Lt. Steve Feeley at (954) 321-4796.
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
9:00 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. 17th Street Causeway (west of bridge)
11:00 a.m. A1A and Terramar
11:20 a.m. Federal Highway and 13 Street
11:40 a.m. Federal Highway and Oakland Park Boulevard
12:00 p.m. Federal Highway and NE 55 Street (north of Commercial)
12:15 p.m. McNab Road (SE 15 Street) and Federal Highway
12:30 p.m. Atlantic Boulevard and Federal Highway
12:45 p.m. Federal Highway and NE 24 Street
1:00 p.m. Federal Highway and NE 39 Street
1:20 p.m. Federal Highway and SE 10 Street
1:45 p.m. Broward/Palm Beach County line (followed by picnic at Dan Witt Park in Lighthouse Point)
THIS REPORT BY: Gina Carter
Posted At: 04/29/2014 09:20 AM
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