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Special Olympics & Olympic College Athletics Team Up for Run with the Cops

Special Olympics Run with the Cops race starting line
Monday, September 9, 2019

BREMERTON | Olympic College Athletics teamed up with Special Olympics of Washington to host the 2019 Run with the Cops race over the weekend.  The event is a key fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) campaign for Special Olympics Washington, which raises funds and awareness for athletes with intellectual disabilities, according to a press release by Special Olympics Washington.  Law enforcement, OC student-athletes, and 300 other supporters from all around the peninsula raced on Saturday as part of the fundraiser.  

The event was fun and successful according to Ellie Hardwick, Development Manager of the LETR.  "We raised over $25,000!  I want to thank Barry, Olympic College, and your amazing athletes for your support!" she shared, "Olympic College is such a wonderful partner.  We are so grateful for this partnership."

This is the second year OC Athletics has hosted the race and plans on continuing to do so in the future.  "This is a great opportunity for OC Athletics to not only host, but take part in, a community event that helps support some of the top athletes in our region," said Athletic Director Barry Janusch, "Twenty-eight student athletes participated in the run from cross country, track & field, basketball, and softball as well as helping with set up and tear down."



Written by:  Jaymie Cox-Garcia  | jcox-garcia@olympic.edu


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