The 29th Annual Broward Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics
Thursday, April 26, 2011
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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 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 at 4521 NE 22nd Avenue in Lighthouse Point.
The Broward Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of a 1,400-mile statewide relay that will culminate at the opening ceremonies of the Florida Special Olympics Summer Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista May 18-19, 2012.
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, BSO Colonel Tim Gillette at (954) 321-4895.
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 am Start at A1A and Miami-Dade/Broward County line in Hallandale Beach
9:00 am A1A and Hollywood Boulevard
9:30 am A1A and Dania Beach Boulevard
10:10 am Federal Highway and Eller Drive (North of Griffin)
10:30 am 17th Street Causeway west of bridge
11:00 am A1A and Terramar
11:20 am Federal Highway and 13th Street
11:40 am Federal Highway and Oakland Park Boulevard
12:00 pm Federal Highway and NE 55th Street (North of Commercial)
12:15 pm McNab Road (SE 15th Street) and Federal Highway
12:30 pm Atlantic Boulevard and Federal Highway
12:45 pm Federal Highway and NE 24th Street
1:00 pm Federal Highway and NE 39th Street
1:20 pm Federal Highway and SE 10th Street
1:45 pm Broward/Palm Beach County line (followed by picnic at Dan Witt Park in Light House Point)
This report by:
Keyla Concepción/ PIO