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Charitable Trust Staff Participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics

Charitable Trust staff was honored to participate in the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics.This year’s Torch Run, hosted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office, raised an impressive $100,000 from t-shirt and hat sales to support the Special Olympics. Runners and walkers gathered for music and socializing outside of Texas Roadhouse in La Platato start the morning. Participants took a group photo and then completed a course of approximately 2.5 miles. Lunch wasserved from a variety of vendors for all participants.

Since 2006, Charles County has raised $953,000 for Special Olympics athletes. “I’m just amazed by the support from our community, year after year,” says Torch Run Organizer, Gus Proctor. “The reason why we raise this money is to support our Special Olympics Maryland athletes,” Proctor tells the Trust. “The money raised allows adults and children with intellectual disabilities to participate year-round in sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports. This also gives our athletes the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, as well as create friendships with their families, community, and other athletes.”

The Charitable Trust strives to support and promote community nonprofit events and organizations that work to benefit the citizens of Charles County. You can read about more of our community visits at www.charlesnonprofits.org/blog Do you have a nonprofit event you’d like us to attend? Please reach out to cburnett@charlesnonprofits.org.

Did you know?

The Law Enforcement Torch Run, now a worldwide fundraiser, began in 1981 as a small local gathering in Wichita, Kansas. The tradition gained a following and is now held in hundreds of locations across the US and in over 45 countries! Since it’s inception, the Torch Run has raised 900 million dollars to support the Special Olympics.

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