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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Probation Brings The 25th Annual Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to Nevada County


Nevada County Probation, with participation and support from the Nevada County District Attorney’s Office, Grass Valley Police Department, Truckee Police Department, Nevada City Police Department, and the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office, is hosting the 25th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Special Olympics on June 17, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at the Eric Rood Center parking lot in Nevada City to help raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Northern California (SONC).

“We’re excited to bring the 25th Annual Torch Run to Nevada County,” said Nevada County’s Chief Probation Officer Jeff Goldman. “It’s a great opportunity for our local public safety agencies to come together and support a cause that allows others an opportunity to realize their full potential.”

Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics Northern California (SONC)

June 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Eric Rood Center parking lot (950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City)

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About the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Torch Run features more than 3,500 law enforcement personnel from hundreds of local agencies carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout Northern California. The Torch Run will culminate at the annual Summer Games, held this year from June 24-26 at Santa Clara University. The Summer Games is the largest local Special Olympics event and brings together more than 1,000 athletes and coaches from 30+ counties to compete in multiple sports.

The Northern California Torch Run began in 1997 and has raised more than $20 million for the Special Olympics. This year’s 25th-anniversary celebration includes special logos and celebrations throughout the run to honor law enforcement’s continued commitment to Special Olympics athletes. The 25th Annual SONC Law Enforcement Torch Run is sponsored by Toyota. 

About the Special Olympics Northern California (SONC)

SONC is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through inclusive sports, education, leadership and health programs. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 26,218 athletes who compete in nearly 400 competitions annually, pre-COVID-19. On school campuses, SONC impacts more than 130,000 school-aged students by promoting inclusion through the Unified Champion Schools Program. SONC is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering health screenings and services free of charge. 

More information may be found by visiting and on Facebook/Twitter @SONorCal and Instagram @SpecialOlympicsNCA.

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