Mule Creek prison staff honor memory of Special Olympics athlete; raise funds

Mule Creek prison staff honor memory of Special Olympics athlete; raise funds

Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) kicked off the 2018 fundraising campaign with its fifth Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run in support of the Special Olympics of Northern California. In partnership with the Ione Police Department, California Highway Patrol, Cal-Fire, Jackson Fire Department and other local agencies, the Torch Run again honored the late Susie Pinger, a former Ione resident and Special Olympics athlete who passed away last year.

CSP-SAC’s Therese Giannelli represents Nor Cal Special Olympics at USA Games

CSP-SAC’s Therese Giannelli represents Nor Cal Special Olympics at USA Games

An employee from California State Prison, Sacramento, was selected to travel to Seattle to represent the Northern California at the national games for Special Olympics. Community Resources Manager Therese Giannelli was tapped by Special Olympics of Northern California for the task. One law enforcement representative from each state was selected to carry the Flame of Hope from Spokane to the Seattle games. California had two representatives, one from each region.

North Kern, CIM get behind torch run

North Kern, CIM get behind torch run

Special Olympics Southern California held the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Bakersfield on Monday, June 4. It wasn’t your average run as this marked a first for the department and Kern County. The Kern County Leg of the Torch Run was CDCR’s first entry as a team in Kern County thanks to North Kern State Prison. Meanwhile, the California Institution for Men raised $6,500 for Special Olympics and ran with the Chino Police Department.