LAPD NEWS RELEASE
Every year the Los Alamos Police Department runs the torch to promote awareness and to raise money for Special Olympic Athletes in Los Alamos and around the State. This national non-profit program unites police officers and Special Olympic Athletes, which build great relationships between Athletes, their families, and Law Enforcement.
LAPD Deputy Chief Oliver Morris is the North Region Coordinator for Special Olympics New Mexico. Morris will join other officers from around the nation to run the torch into Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois later this month. Soldier Field is the birthplace of the Special Olympics which began in 1968 founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
The Los Alamos Police are proud to announce they will partner with Starbucks as part of a statewide initiative to raise awareness and funding to support Special Olympic Athletes with a torch run icon campaign. From Oct. 16 through Nov. 17 Starbucks coffee patrons may choose to support the Special Olympics by donating a dollar or more for a paper torch run icon which will be proudly displayed at Starbucks located at 1247 Trinity Dr.
There will also be a coffee with a cop and athlete event next Thursday, Oct. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. LAPD officers and athletes will be at Starbucks at 1247 Trinity Dr. to engage with community members.