L&A Special Olympic athletes get supportive send-off to provincials during Friday’s Torch Run

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way through Napanee on Friday morning. Photo by Adam Prudhomme.

Adam Prudhomme

Lennox and Addington’s Special Olympic athletes, coaches and supporters marched through Greater Napanee on Friday morning during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Escorted by Lennox and Addington OPP cruisers and bike patrol with support from Greater Napanee Fire, the boisterous group made themselves heard as they advanced their way from the Giant Tiger parking lot to Conservation Park.

“This is the biggest turn out we’ve had in quite some time,” Sgt. Carol French of Quinte Detention Centre and longtime L&A Special Olympic volunteer and supporter told the crowd as they prepared to embark on the Torch Run. “In a couple of weeks at the Spring Games in Waterloo we have five bowlers and two swimmers and in June in Chatham we have our school soccer team competing there as well.”

The special Olympic Ontario 2024 Spring Games will take place May 23-26.

Kevin and Heather-Anne will be representing the area in the swim competition while David, Spencer, Allan, Patsy and Katie make up the 10-pin bowling team. They are coached by Gail.

Through the support of the community, they have raised $2,615 to help cover the cost of their trip.

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