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HAPPENING FRIDAY: Sarasota Police to participate in 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
For more than 20 years, the Sarasota Police Department has been taking part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Members of the Sarasota Police Department will take to the streets of Sarasota again this week!
Officers and civilian runners will job more than 300 Florida law enforcement agencies in the state-wide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. More than 5,000 officers carry to torch on a 1,500-mile relay throughout Florida yearly.
The Sarasota Police Department will receive the Torch from members of the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office in the parking lot of Paradise Plaza Publix, 3825 South Osprey Avenue, Sarasota, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018.
Members of the Sarasota Police Department will run the torch on a route that includes two legs: The first leg will take the torch north on Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41), past the split with North Washington Boulevard and continue north with a right turn on Adams Lane ending at the Sarasota Police Department Headquarters, 2099 Adams Lane.
The second leg will take the torch from Adams Lane, north on East Avenue to Main Street and then travel west on Main Street through downtown Sarasota to the Unconditional Surrender Statue at the Bayfront.
Donations can be sent to Officer Kenton Montegna at the Sarasota Police Department (2099 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL 34237). Officer Montegna can be contacted at (941)366-8000 ext. 7817 or Kenton.Montegna@sarasotaFL.gov
All proceeds go towards supporting the Special Olympic athletes. For more information and routes for other counties in Florida, please visit https://specialolympicsflorida.org/get-involved/law-enforcement-torch-run
A photo from last year is attached. The Sarasota Police Department also plans on live-streaming the Torch Run on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SarasotaPoliceDepartment