On June 24, Woodland law enforcement officers will participate in a run aimed at raising money and public awareness about the Special Olympics.
The Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run will be coming through Woodland on June 24th, 2011. The California Highway Patrol will hand the torch off to the Woodland Police Department at 12:20 p.m. on East Main Street at CR 102. Officers from the Woodland Police Department, including members of command staff, the SWAT Team, Patrol and Records, will wind their way to the Woodland Police Department, where a brief press conference will be held in front of the department at approximately 12:40 p.m. Afterwards, the runners will escort the torch down Main Street, south on Cottonwood and then east on Gibson Road. Runners will then head south on CR99 where they will hand the torch to the Davis Police Department at approximately 2:35 p.m. on the Hwy 113 overpass at CR 29.
More than 3,500 law enforcement from federal, military, state, county, and local agencies are signed up to participate in the effort, which supports Special Olympics programs through fundraising and public awareness, such as the Tip-A-Cop event held at the Woodland Applebee’s Restaurant earlier this year. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest global grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle generating more than $34 million world wide to benefit Special Olympic athletes.