Runners laced up their shoes to support Special Olympics Maryland

WORCESTER COUNTY, Md.- Monday, was a beautiful day for runners that participated in the Worcester County Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Community members, including law enforcement, ran at different spots throughout the county. The event began in Ocean City on the boardwalk and throughout the day they visited schools where students stood outside to cheer them on. The Lower Shore Regional Coordinator for the torch run said this fundraiser is more than just a run; it benefits Special Olympics Maryland.

“First and foremost it’s all for the athletes, you know what we do has nothing to about us, as law enforcement personnel, it’s strictly about those with special needs, intellectual disabilities,” Corporal Neshawn Jubilee, Lower Shore Regional Coordinator, said. “So, you know we wanna get the community involved, we wanna get them engaged, we wanna know what Special Olympics is all about.”

The event has been evolving throughout the years with more people getting involved and organizers hope that trend continues.

“Going forward, I just hope to see it continue to grow,” Corporal Jubilee, said. ” We want to get more community members involved, more business members, more schools even.”

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