Special Olympics recognizes CDCR’s fundraising efforts

CDCR staff were recently recognized for their fundraising efforts during the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

By Don Chaddock, Inside CDCR editor
Office of Public and Employee Communications

Numerous CDCR employees and institutions were recently recognized for their fundraiser efforts for the Special Olympics of Northern California.

During a January Law Enforcement Torch Run conference in Livermore, hosted by the Special Olympics of Northern California and Nevada, five CDCR prisons were specifically recognized for their fundraising efforts in 2016 for Special Olympics, and the department as a whole also received a plaque.

Accepting on behalf of Secretary Scott Kernan was Assistant Secretary Jeffrey Callison.

During the summer Torch Run, Undersecretary Diana Toche told a gathering the department raised $167,000 across the state for Special Olympics.

“Of that, $137,000 went to Special Olympics of Northern California & Nevada last year,” she said at the time. “Our employees are passionate about making a difference, as are the people in custody. Special Olympics athletes like Karissa Krater, Global Ambassador, provide purpose and foster rehabilitation for California offenders through inmate fundraising campaigns.”

Read more about the 2016 summer Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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