Officers raise $500K statewide for Special Olympics

Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 at 04:46 PM.

The Crestview event was one of two torch events for the officers; several also ran in Fort Walton Beach later that day. The torch run had taken place in Escambia and Santa Rosa County, prior to Wednesday's event.

Many of the officers, including Crestview community service police officer Wanda Hulion, met some of the athletes involved.

"This is what is it all about," she said. "It’s about doing what we can to support them."

 Several of the Special Olympics coaches cheered for the officers as they finished the run at the memorial. However, although they appreciate the officers’ efforts, the volunteers said they would like to see more community involvement.

"A lot of people are not aware that we do have programs up here for Special Olympics," coach Kathy Ellis said.

See for more information on the Okaloosa County Special Olympics.


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