Saanich torch run for Special Olympics


Dozens of Special Olympics athletes joined police officers Sunday to take part in the annual law enforcement torch run, as part of the ‘free the fuzz’ fundraiser. 

Three law enforcement officers from Greater Victoria were locked up all weekend.

The trio went up this scaffolding at Uptown Mall on Friday and stayed there for 48 hours, even weathering Saturday’s storm, to help local Special Olympics athletes.

Several other offices — and dozens of athletes — took part in the annual law enforcement torch run Sunday morning.

“It’s a great cause. We need to bring awareness to the athletes and the event,” says Cst. Franco Bruschetta with Victoria Police, “It’s something that’s dear to my heart the athletes need the awareness and need the funds to help them compete in the events.”  

Runs like this are held all over the world to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.


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