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With a picture perfect day, a t-shirt and shorts, running shoes and a wealth of determination, the Harris County Sheriff Adarian Garcia along with other joggers and walkers began and finished a 5K run/walk for the Special Olympics Games.

Sheriff Adrian Garcia and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) became a partner with Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) and on Sunday Sheriff Garcia led the way for the law enforcement torch run benefiting over 3,500 Special Olympics Texas athletes in the Greater Houston area.

Members of the HCSO, in collaboration with the University of Houston and the National Latino Peace Officers Association stretched those limbs, tied their sneakers and hit the ground running and walking in efforts to help raise money for the SOTX’s Law Enforcement Torch Run which takes place every May.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, The Special Olympics Torch Run serves as great importance to the law enforcement sector:” The Law Enforcement Torch Run is Special Olympics’ largest grassroots fund-raiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. Law enforcement officers throughout the world carry the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of their communities and deliver it to their local, state, national or world Special Olympics Games.”

With 100% of the money raised at Sunday’s 5K going toward the SOTX for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, it was an event that everyone was able to find benefit and purpose within.

CLICK HERE for more information about the Special Olympics of Texas.

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