JJC PD Participating in Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois

The JJC Police Department is participating in the annual Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics June 10 – 15 with the goal of raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Illinois athletes.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects raise money and gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois.
According to JJC Officer Randy Graves, this year, officers hope to raise over $3,000. Fundraising efforts will include selling Law Enforcement Torch Run hats, shirts, pins and raffle tickets for a motorcycle, which are available for purchase from any JJC police officer.

In addition, officers will be hosting a fundraising event on Friday, June 1 at the Dunkin’ Donuts at 1350 Houbolt Road in Joliet, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is an

For more information about the JJC Police Department’s efforts, contact Sgt. Jeff Smith at ext. 6614 or jesmith@jjc.edu, or Officer Randy Graves at ext. 2234 or rgraves@jjc.edu.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised nearly $25 million over 26 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments. Approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to FBI agents will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, running through thousands of Illinois communities via 23 different legs (routes) to its final destination – the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in June in Normal, Ill.

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