Alberni RCMP lace up for special cause

Members of the Port Alberni RCMP are taking to the ball diamond to support the local Special Olympics.

Members of the Port Alberni RCMP are taking to the ball diamond on Thursday to support the local Special Olympics.

On and around June 8, law enforcement personnel in nearly 30 communities across B.C. will hit the streets in support of Special Olympics BC (SOBC) as they take part in the BC Law Enforcement Torch Run. In Port Alberni, that participation will come in the form of a fun softball game with Special Olympics athletes on June 7 at 6:30 p.m. on the field at Alberni Elementary School.

Since 1990, the BC Law Enforcement Torch Run has been instrumental in raising awareness and funds for SOBC athletes and programs. While law enforcement personnel organize a variety of events supporting SOBC throughout the year, the run is the highlight on the calendar.

For many law enforcement personnel, helping support Special Olympics is a rewarding part of their job.

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