The Hawkesbury detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Auxiliary unit will be holding its annual fundraiser for the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) on April 16. The fundraiser will be held at the Independent Grocer at 1560 Cameron Street in Hawkesbury. Officer Rosie, the Hawkesbury OPP mascot, will be present for photos.
The Ontario LETR is the largest public awareness and grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. More than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the « Flame of Hope » into the Opening Ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics Provincial, National, Regional, and World Games.
All funds raised will go to supporting all community Special Olympic Ontario programs by paying for travel, accommodations, meals, staff support to the field, grants to new community programs, volunteer and athlete training, administration, and information/promotional materials.