Staff from CIM joined the local police department for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Staff from CIM joined the local police department for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Chino Police Department staff joins CDCR in Torch Run

By Lt. Jenifer Paredes, Public Information Officer
California Institution for Men

Nearly $4,000 was raised for the Special Olympics of Southern California, thanks to the efforts of inmate groups and staff at California Institution for Men.

On June 8, CIM donated $3,991.88 to the charitable organization, much of it raised by inmate food sales held by programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and others.

CIM Warden Tim Perez embraced the fundraising efforts of the inmates.

“Giving back to society is an effective form of rehabilitation and it means a lot to the inmates and the people who receive the donations,” Warden Perez said.

The CIM staff, joined by the Chino Police Department, also raised funds with their participation in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to the city of Montclair, where the torch was handed off to the Montclair Police Department runners.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for the Special the Olympics of Southern California.

The Special Olympics offers free year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities helping them become physically fit and live happier, healthier, and longer lives.

Learn more at https://www.sosc.org/home