More than 160 inmates from the Sierra Conservation Center banded together to provide an Olympic-style event to the community in which they reside. Calipatria, inmates held a fundraiser and donated over $12,000 to Special Olympics. Kern Valley State Prison donated $13,500 from food sales. Meanwhile, CTF, SVSP, DVI and other institutions carried the torch.
On a warm Friday morning in Sacramento, the Law Enforcement Torch Run ended on the north steps of the State Capitol. Numerous Special Olympics athletes, law enforcement personnel and CDCR staff were on hand for the brief ceremony.
With cheers from supporters, staff members from the California Rehabilitation Center and the Division of Adult Parole Operations participated in the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Southern California.
Therese Giannelli, Community Resources Manager (CRM) at California State Prison-Sacramento (SAC), was named the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Volunteer of the Year for her outstanding work in support of Special Olympics athletes and the Special Olympics community. With the 2017 Sacramento LETR approaching on June 23, Giannelli sat down with InsideCDCR to discuss volunteer work, rehabilitation and life as a CRM.
CDCR staff from Central California Women’s Facility and Valley State Prison laced up their running shoes for charity. The CDCR staff participated in the 2017 Madera County Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting the Special Olympics of Northern California.
San Diego DAPO Parole Agents along with Richard J. Donovan Correctional staff recently participated in The Southern California’s Law Enforcement Opening Ceremonies and Torch Run to increase awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics.