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Sunday, August 20, 2017

$20,000 Raised in Torch Run

Shelburne | by Claire McCormack  

The 4 kilometre community run took place May 30th in Shelburne

Almost $20,00 was raised at Shelburne Police's Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Police say this was the sixth year in a row they've hosted a leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario.

The 4 kilometre community run took place on May 30th, but the final tally of the funds raised was just finalized in the past few days.

This year Constable Jeff McLean took over the role of lead organizer of the local event. On top of the run event itself, McLean organized hot dog days at all three elementary schools in Shelburne, and the Toonies for Torches fundraiser at Pete's Deli.

Here is the list of the generous community partners that sponsored the event:

Scotia Bank ($5000), KTH ($1500), John's No Frills, Downey Farms, Auto Centre Dufferin, Main Street Dental, Small Town Family Dental, Shelburne Home Hardware, Pete's Deli, Shelburne Free Press, Orangeville Citizen, Southbridge Care Homes (Shelburne Residence), Trillium Ford, Giant Tiger, First Student, Country 105, Canadian Bath Bombs, Glenbrook Elementary, Hyland Heights Elementary, Centennial Hylands Elementary, Gimme Shelter, Towne Fitness, Shelburne Police Association, Steven's BBQ, and CDDHS.

Here is the list of the community partners that entered run teams for the event:
Shelburne Police Service, Orangeville Police Service, OPP, SDFD, Dufferin Paramedic Service, Dufferin Child and Family Services, Georgian College Orangeville, KTH, Shelburne RBC, Pace Credit Union, Southbridge Care Homes, John's No Frills, Towne Fitness, Small Town Family Dental, Willow Street Crew, CDDHS, and Champ Burger.

This year the event raised a grand total of $19,743.73; the highest amount raised yet.

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