Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD)

Each year, law enforcement officers from across the state raise money for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) by participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Since 1986, when the Maryland Torch Run began, it has grown consistently every year.

On June 4, 2009, at 10:00 a.m., runners and bikers from Frederick County’s Law Enforcement community as well as athletes from the Frederick County Chapter of the Special Olympics will convene at the Frederick County Court House for the reading of the Proclamation of Special Olympics Week. Subsequently, they will be participating in Frederick County’s leg of the Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay. Participants will be running and/or bicycling a 3.1-mile course through historic Frederick.

The MD Torch Run Relay involves more than 2,000 law enforcement officers from around the state who take part in a 600-mile, one-week torch relay to pass the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" across Maryland. All of the relays will converge in Towson on Friday, June 5 for the lighting of the cauldron during the 2009 SOMD Summer Games Opening Ceremonies.

We would like to extend this invitation to the public and the press to attend the reading of the proclamation and participate in the run/ride/walk to show your support for the Special Olympics . Funds are raised by the sale of T-Shirts and hats at a nominal cost of $10. All proceeds go directly to the Maryland, Special Olympics.

So, why not skip your morning or evening run and join us in supporting this worthwhile cause. If you are interested in participating registration is required. Please contact Lt. Shawn D. Perry or Officer Michelle Cassady to register. Contact information is 301-600-2133 or, .

Court Street N/B to Church Street, E/B on Church to North Market Street. N/B on North Market Street to 4th, W/B across to Rosemont Ave- continue to 2nd Street, E/B on 2nd to College Avenue, S/B on College to Carroll Pkwy, E/B on Carroll Pkwy to Bentz, S/B on Bentz to All Saints Street, E/B on All Saints Street to Ice, N/B onto Court and finish at the Court House.

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