Regional Police do the grunt work and raise more than $5,000 for Special Olympics

News 100 yellowBy Staff

September 14, 2017



The Halton Regional Police Service has concluded its 2017 fundraising initiative in support of Special Olympics Ontario. Throughout the year, Halton Regional Police officers have been working with community partners to raise funds in support of our Special Olympians.

One of this year’s highlights was the annual “Cops for Cowboys” night at Lone Star Restaurants in Milton and Oakville. For this event, officers donned western apparel and partnered with restaurant staff during dinner hours to serve patrons. All gratuities were donated to Special Olympics Ontario.

In June, 1 District (Milton and Halton Hills) hosted the Halton Regional Police Service’s Law Enforcement Torch Run/Ride (LETR). The LETR for Special Olympics engages law enforcement officers worldwide who champion acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the LETR, a fundraising event was planned in Milton. Officers and community members cycled, ran or walked more than 65 kilometers to raise money for Special Olympics Ontario. All participants were also invited to 12 Division in Milton for an afternoon barbecue.

On Tuesday September 12, 2017 fundraising results were calculated and more than $5500.00 was presented to Special Olympics Ontario at 12 Division in Milton.

The Halton Regional Police Service would like to thank all members of the community who donated to this worthy cause including:

• Law Enforcement Officers across the Greater Toronto Area
• The Halton District School Board
• The Halton Catholic District School Board
• Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
• Lone Star Restaurants
• Mattamy Homes and Gee Wizz Portable Rentals
• Maple Lodge Farms
• Optimist Club of Milton

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(Left to Right – Inspector Derek Davis (District Operations), Sergeant Paul Harrower (Regional Community Mobilization Bureau), Cody Jansma (Special Olympics Ontario), Inspector Dave Stewart (Regional Community Mobilization Bureau)

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1 comment to Regional Police do the grunt work and raise more than $5,000 for Special Olympics

  • Do congratulations really need to go out to the police services ?

    After one year – the group raised $5,000.00 for kids.

    From over 1,000 members

    Sworn members 721
    Unsworn members 350

    with an average salary probably reaching about 100K per year, this
    amounts to about $5 per member over the year
    with taxable receipts.

    And it wasn’t their money – it was police officers asking waiters and waitresses to donate
    their tips.

    Were the officers paid while raising this amount?

    I don’t want to throw cold water on a nice initiative but …something doesn’t pass the smell test here.