CHCF Warden Brian Duffy was invited to speak at a ceremony.

CHCF Warden Brian Duffy was invited to speak at a ceremony.

Special Olympics World Games Final Leg Torch Run draws athletes, law enforcement

By Lt. Stephen Zanini, AA/Public Information Officer
California Health Care Facility

The Special Olympics World Games Torch Run got roaring support from Stockton and its police department, as well as the California Health Care Facility.

On July 16 at 8:15 a.m., the Special Olympics Torch was carried from the Stockton Ports parking lot to the Weber Point Events Center. The event was sponsored by the city and the police department.

CHCF Warden Brian Duffy was invited to speak at a ceremony celebrating the Torch Run through the city of Stockton.  Other guest speakers were Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva, San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore and Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones.

Carrying the torch are, from left, Special Olympian Dale Smit of New Zealand, and prison officer Victor Carter, from Barbados. Smit was one of 49 athletes New Zealand will send to the Games in Los Angeles.

Carrying the torch are, from left, Special Olympian Dale Smit of New Zealand, and prison officer Victor Carter, from Barbados. Smit was one of 49 athletes New Zealand will send to the Games in Los Angeles.