The Peel Police Torch Run was conducted on June 25, 2015 , 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Run (11 km): 21 div to 180 Derry; Run (5.5 km): Brampton City Hall to 180 Derry Rd; Walk (3.2 km): Headquarters to 180 Derry Road.
Location: Run (11 km): 21 div to 180 Derry
Run (5.5 km): Brampton City Hall to 180 Derry Rd.
The Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is recognized as the official ‘Charity of Choice’ for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.
The Run is a community based, province-wide event that sees the “Flame of Hope” carried across Ontario by members of law enforcement agencies from across the province. The objective of this and other events is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement in Ontario.
As well, the torch run involves law enforcement personnel in a community based, province wide program. The torch run sets up community partnerships with sponsors, Special Olympics volunteers and local supporters, to reach a shared vision of helping athletes.
Special Olympics Ontario uses the funds raised to support three major initiatives:
- Competition funding for communities hosting provincial and regional competitions, including travel and registration costs
- Staff support, including SOO field staff
- Support grants to new programs, competitions such as Hometown Games and programs in need, which amounts to approximately $250,000 per year
Walk (3.2 km): Headquarters to 180 Derry – CINEWS