JJC Police Department Launches Fundraising Efforts for 2016 Torch Run Benefiting Special Olympics

The Joliet Junior College Police Department is planning two special events and other fundraising opportunities this spring as part of its annual efforts to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Illinois Special Olympics.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising movement benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. Last year, the police department raised more than $6,400 for the cause; this year, their goal is $10,000.

2016 Torch Run hat and shirt.

2016 Torch Run hat and shirt.

“We want to raise both funds and awareness for Special Olympics and the tremendous opportunities that the organization provides individuals with disabilities and their families,” said JJC Police Officer Randy Graves. “Each year, thousands of athletes and their families benefit greatly from participating in Special Olympics events. Our department is honored to support such a wonderful program.”

Events and opportunities to support the Torch Run for Special Olympics:

  • Purchase 2016 hats and t-shirts, which are $15 per item. Call (815) 280-2234, or contact any member of the JJC police department to make a purchase.
  • Attend “Cop on a Rooftop” on Friday, May 20 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Houbolt Road across from Main Campus. JJC police officers will be camped out on the roof of Dunkin’ Donuts that day to draw attention to the fundraiser. Those who make a donation will get a free donut. Kids who attend can be a part of the “Touch a Truck,” event in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot.
  • Purchase $10 raffle tickets to win a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
  • Purchase tickets to win a custom-made Torch Run t-shirt quilt the department is raffling off: https://rallyup.com/ac1c2d

For advance ticket sales for the spaghetti dinner, or for more information about these Special Olympics fundraisers, contact any JJC police officer, call 815-280-2234, or email jesmith@jjc.edu or rgraves@jjc.edu.

For more information about Illinois Special Olympics, visit www.soill.org/.


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