Harley Raffle Winner

Congratulations to C. David Burnside of Mechanicsville, the winner of this year’s Harley Davidson raffle and the proud new owner of a 2016 Harley Davidson Street Glide Special. The winning ticket number was 2523; it was sold by Emily Clarke at Richmond Harley Davidson. Special thanks to the Hanover Sheriff’s Office for organizing the fundraiser.

You can still get in on the Indian Motorcycle Raffle – tickets are $20 and the drawing is Oct. 22. Click here for more details.



Spring Edition of The Guardian 

The Spring 2016 edition of The Guardian, the newsletter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Executive Council, can be found here. Topics include Polar Plunges and the International Torch Run Conference.




Kids & K9 Officers: From Wawa Encounter to Frigid Adventure

Recently, young Ryann accompanied her mom on a quick convenience store run to her local Wawa. When Ryann saw Officer Walter "Puddin" Stone and Officer Fred Bates inside the store, she immediately asked them if they were going to take the plunge for Special Olympics. They had not yet heard about the opportunity, but agreed to join Ryann and her fellow "Daisies" teammates from St. Catherine's School.


Most people leave Wawa with a full tank of gas and some hot coffee. On that day, Ryann left with a promise from her new friends. On February 27, the two officers made good on their promise by taking Ryann's hand and jumping into some very icy water. Together, the Daisies managed to raise more than $2,000. Overall, the event raised in excess of $58,000 for Special Olympics Virginia and the expansion of Unified Schools programs throughout Central Virginia.



Looking for Torch Run Events? 

We've moved all Torch Run calendar listings to our Special Olympics Virginia calendar, which also includes details on many other ways to get involved in our program. Check it out at www.specialolympicsva.org/calendar.

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