The weather didn’t dampen spirits or participation in the annual Special Olympics Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run held Saturday, May 18. This year brought our largest turnout ever for the 5K fun run.
Huge thanks go to Homer Police Officer Ryan Browning for coordinating the event, Homer Emblem Club for providing food to the participants, Shelly Erickson and Homer Tours for providing rides back to our cars, and Heritage RV Park for use of their facility at the finish line.
Thanks to the Homer community of runners who participated in the event and to all the folks who consistently give financial donations to show their support for Homer Special Olympics. Funds raised will be used to continue year-round training and competition, at both local and state levels, for approximately 35 athletes from the south end of the peninsula.
Another round of thanks to Office4 Browning and his wife Andrea for organizing the Dunk the Fuzz and Go-Cart fundraiser held May 11 with all proceeds going to Homer Special Olympics. Thanks also to the law enforcement personnel and local dignitaries who braved dunking for a good cause.
Carol Shuler, community director
and Special Olympics Alaska Homer
Community Management Team