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Torch Run Toll for Special Olympics happens this weekend

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Apr 14, 2014 - 11:34 AM |
Greater Sudbury Police Services Deputy Chief Al Lekun is seen in this file photo from 2011 with Miranda Bushui when they collected money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Toll. The voluntary toll is again being set up on April 19 at various locations throughout the city. File photo.

Greater Sudbury Police Services Deputy Chief Al Lekun is seen in this file photo from 2011 with Miranda Bushui when they collected money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Toll. The voluntary toll is again being set up on April 19 at various locations throughout the city. File photo.

Greater Sudbury Police Service is gearing up for the ninth annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Toll for Special Olympics.

The event will take place on April 19 between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The voluntary tolls will be conducted at the following locations: Costco, Starbucks, Chapters, A&W, The Dollar Store, Home Sense, Pet Smart, The Gap, Boston Pizza, Lowe's, Toys R Us and Best Buy.

Members of the Greater Sudbury Police Service, the Ontario Provincial Police, Military police, Espanola Police, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Cambrian College students, COPS volunteers, police volunteers and Special Olympians along with their families and friends will be on hand to receive the donations.

The goal is to exceed the funds raised the previous year. To date, more than $164,000 has been raised and the hope is that this fundraiser will continue to be a successful community event. The monies raised this year will go directly toward the Special Olympics.

“We wish everyone a happy Easter weekend and we look forward to seeing you at one of our tolls,” said Greater Sudbury Police Service in a news release. “We ask for your patience when exiting the shopping areas, as the volume of traffic will be heavy.”

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