On Thursday, Sept. 20, Special Agents with the Office of Internal Affairs-Southern Region participated in a “Tip-A-Cop” Fundraiser at Rock & Brews in Rancho Cucamonga to benefit Special Olympics. The event was organized by Senior Special Agent Dawn Harvell, Special Agent Richard Lee and Regional Director of Special Olympics-Southern Region Abbey Leffler.
The “special” in Special Olympics Southern California will take on a new meaning when CDCR special agents work tables for tips at a Rancho Cucamonga restaurant on Thursday.
Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) athletes and supporters are getting awfully good at high-fives. They must have slapped at least a thousand of them May 25 at California State Prison, Solano (SOL), as over 300 inmates joined several staff members and a host of visitors in the second Flame of Hope Run.
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.
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.
The Correctional Training Facility partnered with Salinas Valley State Prison and other Monterey County law enforcement agencies to carry the torch to promote Special Olympics and raise public awareness through fundraising efforts.