For over 25 years Ogunquit Police department has participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Ogunquit Police department has not only participated, but lead the way.....
(photo courtesy of retired OPD officer Bob Jones)
Year after year, residents, business owners and others have generously donated to this outstanding cause. Ogunquit has the distinction of being a small town with the biggest donations.
I ran my first "Torch Run" in 2002. In 2003 I met and was inspired by Lisa Bird, director of Development for Maine Special Olympics. Through out the years Lisa has inspired and motivated me, and many law enforcement agencies in the state Maine. Each year nearly 700 members of Maine law enforcement run approximately 900 miles through the state carrying our Flame of Hope.
Because Ogunquit is a small town, with a small police force, we always invite the community to run with us.
The course in Ogunquit may be short, but support is quite large! To donate to the Maine Special Olympics:
Maine Special Olympics
C/O Ogunquit Police Dept
Officer Greg Testa
Ogunquit, ME 03907