Torch Run Friday honors Georgia Special OlympicsBy JOHN A. WINTERS
Coweta County area law enforcement personnel will hold a Special Olympics torch run Friday morning through downtown Newnan.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) to benefit the Special Olympics in Georgia will start at the Coweta County Jail and end at Newnan High School. Between 10 and 20 officers are expected to participate.
“This is our fourth year participating in this great event,” Wood said.
“We currently have over one thousand law enforcement officials assisting in fundraising efforts throughout the state. Our cost to provide year-round sports training and competitions for ‘no charge to the athlete’ is $128 per person.”
Officers with the Newnan Police Department, Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Army recruiting office on Newnan Station Drive are expected to join in the run.
“This torch run is designed for just law enforcement and the military, but anyone is allowed as long as they are in public safety or the military,” Wood added.
The route will start at the jail on Greison Trail, go up to Bullsboro, through downtown and end up at the high school.
People wanting to make donations may call Wood at 770-254-2355 ext. 116, or they can drop them off at the police department’s clerks office located in the main lobby of the city Public Safety complex/Wadsworth Auditorium. Merchandise for sale is also on display there, and includes hats and shirts for $12, lanyards for $5, and bracelets for $3.
More than 3,000 athletes, coaches and others are expected to attend the Summer Games at Emory University in Atlanta.