Saline County Sheriff's Office

Special Olympics Activities

 

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May 5th, 2012 Kansas Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run

On may 5th, 2012 at 10:00 AM runners from several local Salina/Saline County law enforcement and law enforcement related agencies lead by the Saline County Sheriff's Office kicked off the 2012 Saline County leg of the Kansas Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run from Dairy Queen on North 9th Street. The runners took turns on this 7 mile in town run to Jerry Ivey Park where the runners were greeted by Saline County Blue Thunder athletes handing out cool drinks.

The Kansas law Enforcement Torch Run originated in Kansas in 1981 when Wichita Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw a need to raise funds for and awareness of Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS). That same year six runners made the original Torch Run from Wichita City Hall to the opening ceremonies of Special Olympics Summer Games.

2011 marked the 30th Anniversary of the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for which Chief Richard LaMunyon was the Honorary Chairman. The Law Enforcement Torch Run now is held in all 5o states and 38 countries around the world. Over 900 Kansas law enforcement officers participate annually in the Torch Run, and the Saline County Sheriff's Office has been the lead law enforcement agency for the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for over 20 years.

For more information on how you can participate in or volunteer for the annual Torch Run contact Deputy Scott Trembley at 785-826-6500.

 

 

 

May 27, 2009 Special Olympics Torch Run

On May 27th, 2009 at 3:30 PM approximately 20 runners lead by the Saline County Sheriff's Office employees left the Dairy Queen on North 9th Street kicking off the 2009 Saline County leg of the Kansas Special Olympics Torch Run.  Each runner was required to raise at least $25.00 for Special Olympics to participate in the run.  The runners took turns on this 16 mile run to Lindsborg. KS. where the McPherson County leg of the Torch run began.

Once all runners were at the top of the bridge in Lindsborg they were honored by being allowed to assist Jennifer Durham, a local Special Athlete t the finish line in her wheel chair.  The runners completed the run at approximately 6:00 PM and then attended a BBQ put on for the runners by the Blue Thunder at Jerry Ivey Park.

The run raised over $1,600.00.
 

May 27, 2009 Special Olympics Torch Run

Runners gather at the Dairy Queen on North 9th street for their official picture before heading out for the run to Lindsborg.

A very big "THANK YOU" to all of our runners.

The Torch prepares to enter Lindsborg, KS, being led by Special Olympics athlete Jennifer Durham. 

Support vehicles followed the runners the entire length of the run.

Scott Trembley the Saline County Coordinator for the touch run and Jennifer Durham Special Olympics athlete, two of the participants in these years Torch Run.

Sheriff Glen Kochanowski, and Tammie Durham are shown with Jennifer Durham, Special Olympic athlete, and a Special Olympics Torch that was presented to Jennifer at this years Torch Run.

May 28, 2008 Special Olympics Torch Run

Numerous volunteers, lead by local law enforcement , will be running to raise money for Special Olympics.  Each runner is required to raise at least $25 for Special Olympics.  The runners will take turns on this 16 mile run to Lindsborg, KS, where the torch will be passed off to McPherson County Officers.

Salina to Lindsborg - Start time 3:15 p.m. End time 7:30 p.m.

Schedule

1515 Runners meet at Dairy Queen at 321 North 9th.
1520 Pass by the Law Enforcement Center
1525 Left turn onto Park Street
1530 Right turn onto 9th Street
1535 Left turn onto Ash Street
1545 Right turn onto Ohio Street
1600 Arrive at McDonald's at the corner of Ohio and Crawford.  Take vans to Dauer Implement, 144 West Farrelly Road
1615 Begin relay part of run to Lindsborg.  Go south on old US 81
1930 Arrive at the Subway in Lindsborg, 510 North Harrison

The Final Leg of the run, from City Hall in Wichita to the Wichita State University will be run on May 30, 2008.  Runners will meet at Wichita State University no later than 6:15 p.m. to be transported to Wichita City Hall for Ceremony and Final leg of the run.  Parking is available in the parking lot near Koch Arena and meet under the sign at 21st and Hillside.  No transportation will be provided back to City Hall following the run.

A new Blazing Partner, ICOP will video and live stream the Area 18 run and the Final Leg.  Log onto www.ICOP.com/KSTorchRun to watch on May 27th between 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. or on May 30th from 6:50 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Invite your family, friends and fellow officers who aren't involved yet to watch, too.

Immediately following Opening Ceremonies, runners will briefly meet in a tent located south of Koch Arena.

At approximately 10:00 p.m., we will meet at Northrock Lanes, 3232 North Rock Road for bowling and or socializing.  If you would like to bowl, contact fornelli@ksso.org to reserve a lane.  Bowling is $11 per person for unlimited bowling from 10:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and includes shoe rental.

Law enforcement officers will present medals:  Contact letr@ksso.org to sign up.  Check in for medal presenters will be located at the sponsor tent, in the North parking lot of the West Grandstand area.  Dates and Times

Friday Noon - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

For additional information contact James Fletcher 785.826.6500


2008 Saline County Sheriff's Office Fund Raiser

On April 10th and 11th 2008 representatives of the Sheriff's Office held a BBQ and all funds raised were donated to Special Olympics.  Deputy Scott Trembley organized this event which resulted in a $900 donation to Special Olympics.

Captain Brian Shea ran the BBQ grill, hamburgers and hot dog dinners were sold for $3.  Many deserts were donated by employees of the Saline County Sheriff's Office.

 

Special Olympics Website

Deputy James Fletcher serves as the Area 8 Coordinator for the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run and can be contacted at james.fletcher@saline.org

Deputy Scott Trembley serves as the Saline County Coordinator for the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run and can be contacted at scott.trembley@saline.org.