For the fourth year in a row, the Dalton Police Department will be part of a statewide law enforcement effort to raise money for Special Olympics Georgia in 2011. The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics Georgia each year. Last year, law enforcement agencies across Georgia combined to raise more than $650,000 for SOGA through various law enforcement fundraisers. This year, the DPD will once again run a nine-mile torch relay on May 10th, and the department hopes to raise $3,500 through runner sponsorships and merchandise sales.
T-Shirts, hats, and logo poker chips for the 2011 Law Enforcement Torch Run are now on sale at the Police Services Center at 301 Jones Street. The T-shirts cost $12 each, while the hats cost $10 each. The logo poker chips cost $5.00, and each has the logo for the 2011 Torch Run and also the Special Olympics. The T-Shirts are available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large, and 3X-Large.
The Dalton Police Department is also accepting donations for the Special Olympics. They can be sent to the Police Services Center, 301 Jones Street, Dalton, GA 30720 to the attention of Lieutenant Chris Crossen. Checks should be made out to Special Olympics Georgia. Donations can also be made online at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/chris-crossen/dalton-pd-law-enforcement-torch-run-2011?fge=ask.
Below: Merchandise on sale at the Police Services Center at 301 Jones Street includes a T-Shirt ($12), Hats ($10), and Poker Chips ($5)