Coast to the Capital

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Law Enforcement Officers from across the state are involved in the Torch Run for Special Olympics and the Officers from the Lowcountry are no exception.

Beginning at 11 a.m. on May 2, law enforcement officers will begin an approximately 127 mile relay of a Special Olympics torch from the sands of Sullivan’s Island to the steps of the Statehouse in Columbia. Appropriately deemed the Coast to the Capital this event will coincide with relays from other parts of the state and conclude at a press conference on the steps of the capital at 11 a.m. on May 3, announcing the beginning of the Special Olympics Summer Games.

Later that evening officers will join forces for an eight mile run from the capital to Fort Jackson where the torch will be carried into the Summer Games. With this effort, law enforcement officials hope to raise awareness and donations for the Special Olympics.

This represents law enforcement’s continued commitment to provide support for South Carolina’s approximately 22,000 Special Olympic athletes.

Anyone interested in supporting the Mount Pleasant Police Department’s efforts can donate directly at:

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/sgragg/2013-coast-to-the-capital-torch-run-relay or contact Stan Gragg and he will offer assistance and/or directions for other support opportunities or participation information.

Corporate sponsorships are available through T-shirts worn by officers during the relay, and/or magnetic signage or banners attached to support vehicles.

Major Stan Gragg of the Mount Pleasant Police Department can be reached at 843-534-6504or sgragg@tompsc.com.

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