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Officers Raise $75,000 For Special Olympics

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CHARLES COUNTY, Md. -- Charles County law enforcement officers helped raise $75,000 for the Maryland Special Olympics.

Officers, disabled athletes, and members of the community took part in the 2020 Charles County Law Enforcement Torch Run on October 23.

The event was scaled down from years past due to COVID-19. Instead of the usual hundreds of runners and walkers, a small group of 20 runners took part.

Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry, was joined by sheriff's office employees and community for the run. The group was joined by Ainsley's Angels, a group that pairs disabled athletes with runners to enable them to experience the fun of competing.  

The group met in the parking lot of the La Plata Texas Roadhouse and ran for two miles. Community members who couldn't join in the running were able to participate virtually. They were encouraged to wear t-shirts and share pictures with the hashtag #WeAreTheTorchRun.

Runners and their supporters raised over $75,000 for the Special Olympic Maryland.

Photos courtesy of Charles County Sheriff's Office.

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