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Posted June 4, 2004       Photos by Fritz Rethage

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Lincoln School students gave the runners "high fives" on The Boulevard in front of the High School.

Police Run for Special Olympics

On June 4, 2004 about 9:30 a.m., the HHPD accepted the "Special Olympics"  torch from Lodi PD.  Several members of the HHPD carried the "Torch" to a brief ceremony held at Shop-Rite, then proceeded up Williams and along The Boulevard past the Circle. The torch was then presented to the Wood-Ridge PD near the border. The HHPD run was about 2.4 miles.

The HHPD was part of the hundreds of NJ police officers in 18 separate legs as part of the 21st annual Torch Run.  Last year $1.6 million was raised for state athletes with mental retardation.  Because of this fund-raising Law Enforcement Torch Run, New Jersey is one of the few states where Special Olympic athletes do not have to pay to participate.  The games opened Friday night at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, and continue through Sunday.  About 2,500 athletes were expected to compete in eight sports.

About $6000 was generated for the Special Olympics by the HHPD. Send donations to the HHPD at 248 Hamilton Avenue.  This Torch Run has become the largest fundraiser and public awareness for Special Olympics in the world, raising over $14 million dollars.

Previous Torch Run Photos [2002 photo] [2001 photo] [2000 photo]

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