CCWF staff, inmates donate $7,700 to charitable organization
By Lt. Brian Davi, AA/Public Information Officer
Central California Women’s Facility
The Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) staff and inmates took the Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC) Torch Run to a completely new level for 2015.
Warden Deborah K. Johnson and Correctional Business Manager (CBM) Joe Ordaz, who is the CCWF Special Olympics Torch Run Team Leader, presented a donation of $7,700 to the Special Olympics of Northern California. The donation was raised through several CCWF staff fundraisers. Additionally, CCWF inmates who are members of various Inmate Leisure Time Activity Groups (ILTAG), pitched in their profits from a recent fundraiser to the Special Olympics of Northern California on behalf of CCWF.
On June 16, CBM Joe Ordaz assembled a team of 14 dedicated staff from CCWF to run alongside three Special Olympic athletes and several different Law Enforcement agencies from Madera County.
The Torch Run began in Madera and runners crossed the finished line carrying the Special Olympic Torch in Chowchilla after completing the 23-mile run throughout Madera County.
Warden Johnson, a strong supporter of the Special Olympics, allowed a number of CCWF staff to participate and show their support by cheering on the team as they carried the Torch near CCWF.
“CCWF is proud to be one of many Law Enforcement agencies supporting our special athletics. I am very proud of CCWF’s staff who participated in this event. Good job team,” said Warden Johnson.