Special Olympics Ontario , The Peterborough Petes and Peterborough Police have partnered up for a great cause.
A Special Olympics event is taking place during this Saturday’s Peterborough Petes game at the Memorial Centre. During the first period of the game uniformed members of the police service will be volunteering their time and tolling the crowd for donations via a bucket pass. Sponsor “Great Clips” will also be present providing haircuts with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Ontario.
Constable Cam Kenny is the Coordinator for the Peterborough Law Enforcement Torch Run Team for Special Olympics. He says “In the past the Peterborough crowd has been nothing but extremely generous.”
Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 5.3 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in nearly 170 countries.
Peterborough Police is one of the top fundraisers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Ontario. In 2013, the Team won the Guardian Award at the International Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference. This award recognizes a program that “embodies the true spirit of the Torch Run movement and its affiliation with Special Olympics.