Special Olympics Featured at Sheriff’s Breakfast

The Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics were the featured topics at Mason County Sheriff Casey Salisbury’s Law Enforcement Breakfast Friday at Little Creek Resort.

Among those to speak were Rex Caldwell, Director of the LETR, and Dave Lenox, President and CEO of Special Olympics Washington.

Friday’s breakfast also served as the kick off of the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign: “Game On”. Law Enforcement and fire personnel are raising funds for the Special Olympics as, for the first time, the Torch Run will make its way through Mason County on June 1, 2017.

At 8 AM on that Thursday, the Special Olympic athletes will start their torch run at the Safeway in Belfair making their way to the Sheriff’s Office North Precinct. Other stops include North Mason High School, Hawkins Middle School, Central Mason Fire Stations 5-3 (near Mason Lake) & 5-4 (Lake Limerick), Mason County Fire District 9’s station on Road Runner Drive, Alderbrook Resort, the Washington Corrections Center, the Washington State Patrol Academy, Shelton High School, and Little Creek Casino.

Donations to the Special Olympics can be made online at https://app.mobilecause.com/form/FH8_Ww or by contacting Lt. Travis Adams at 360-427-9670 extension 313 or email tadams@co.mason.ws.us. You can also purchase a $20 Torch Run t-shirt from the Sheriff’s Office.

Participating law enforcemtn agencies include Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Shelton Police Department, Squaxin Island Tribal Police, Washington State Department of Corrections, Washington State Fish and Wildlife, Washington State Parks, Washington State Patrol and Mason County Fire & EMS providers.