FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2015
WHAT: Final Leg Torch Run Ceremony and Race
WHO: Councilmember Gil Cedillo; Laura Diaz, Fox 11 News Anchor as MC; Sheriff Jim McDonnell, LA County Sheriff's Department; Representative, LAPD Hollenbeck Division; Brett Larza, Special Olympics Athlete; Steve Hernandez, Law Enforcement Officer Final Leg.
WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00 am
WHERE: EL ARCA, 3839 Selig Place, Los Angeles, 90031 *Media parking on site at El Arca
WHY: The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $50 Million USD for local Special Olympics programs in 2013 and over $500 Million since its inception in 1981.