Thanks to the 390+ Torch Run officers who seized the freeze for Special Olympics Virginia in February! While some splashed into the icy Atlantic at the Polar Plunge® Winter Festival, others dashed into the chilly Potomac at Tim’s Rivershore Polar Plunge® Festival, Camp Hydaway Lake in Lynchburg at the Hill City Polar Plunge® Festival and the New River Valley in Radford at the Highlander Polar Plunge® Celebration – and a few more provided helping hands on the sidelines. Leading the charge was Chesapeake Sheriff O’Sullivan, who was joined by three other Torch Run leaders: Fairfax Police Chief Roessler, Richmond Police Chief Tarasovic and retired Fairfax Police Chief Rorher.
Team True Blue with the Department of Corrections took home the top law enforcement team fundraising prize at the Virginia Beach event, with more than $10,000 raised. In total, Torch Run fundraising efforts for all plunge events brought in $200,000+. Now that’s COOL!
The Torch Run routes have been posted for each region on the Routes page. The 2014 run takes place May 31-June 6. Officers will carry the Flame of Hope more than 1,900 miles across Virginia to kick off the Summer Games in Richmond.
Tickets now are available for the annual Torch Run Harley Davidson Motorcycle raffle, coordinated by the Hanover Sheriff’s Office. Tickets for this year’s motorcycle, a 2014 Street Glide Special, are $20 each and only 3000 tickets will be sold. The drawing is set for Aug. 23 at the grand opening of Richmond Harley Davidson’s new facility in Ashland.
For ticket information, please e-mail Lt. Kerri Freis with the Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Note every law enforcement agency gets credited for any tickets that they sell; agencies can request ticket blocks from Lt. Freis. For additional information, visit our raffle page.
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