MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – An annual fundraiser ran off Tuesday evening at Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome. Runners, bikers, and walkers were all gathered for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
The entry cost was $30 dollars, which includes the annual LETR shirt, but also you get to donate to the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International.
“A lot of people don’t realize what our Special Olympics athletes go through on a daily basis and to have them to raise as much money as we can to do the sports that they love at no cost to them or their family is absolutely amazing they put their everything and their always so happy and they love being out with law enforcement and with the community and just being included in everything,” commented Team Captain for Law Enforcement Torch Run Carla White.
The group ran two miles from the Superior Dome, through NMU’s campus, and ended back at the Superior Dome. There will be more runs throughout the week with a torch run in Escanaba starting at Elmers Grocery Store at 5:30 p.m.
For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, click here.
For the future dates for the run, click here.