Scott Carter with the Federal Reserve Bank, Ben Fravel, retired from the Prince William County Police Department, and Sgt. Steve Wilkins with the Albermarle County Police Department have been chosen to be part of the 2014 USA Games Torch Run Final Leg.
More than 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from throughout the United States, including 85 athletes and coaches from Virginia, as well as Carter and Fravel, will travel to New Jersey June 14 – 21 for the USA Games. The national competition include 16 sporting events and, thanks to the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 50,000 family members, friends and spectators, is expected to be one of the most inclusive Summer Games in Special Olympics history. For more on the Games and the Final Leg, visit http://www.2014specialolympics.org.
Congratulations to Jake Jacocks, winner of this year's Harley Davidson Raffle. Jacocks, a Virginia Beach resident, took home a 2013 Harley Davidson Street Glide Motorcycle with winning ticket number 0243. Find out more details on the annual raffle, coordinated by the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, on our raffle page.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics awarded the 2013 Executive Council Athlete Award to Virginia athlete Max Everton at the annual international Law Enforcement Torch Run Conference in Orlando in early November. The award recognizes an outstanding Special Olympics athlete who has contributed to the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run on a local, state or national level.
Everton received the award and then shared a brief speech where he enthusiastically stated, “I am a Torch Runner!” These remarks were received by a standing ovation from the nearly 1,000 conference attendees at the awards luncheon.