Law enforcement members camp for Special Olympics all weekend


(L-R): SO Athlete Karen McIntyre, SO Red Deer Chairman Jerry Tennant, Alberta Sheriffs Brad Cotmen and SO Athlete Eileen Mundorf. (rdnewsNOW/Josh Hall)

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)

all money stays local

August 27, 2022 | 11:24

The ‘Free Our Finest’ Law Enforcement Torch Run Rooftop Camping in support of Special Olympics (SO) Alberta is taking place through Sunday outside the North Walmart in Red Deer.

Meanwhile, members of the Red Deer and Drayton Valley RCMP, Alberta Conservation, Alberta Sheriffs, Local Operations Communications Center, Alberta Animal Services and Alberta Corrections Alberta, along with SO volunteers, will sleep atop the store in hopes of raising $20,000 for Special Olympians. .

Brad Cotmen of Alberta Sheriffs says all money donated this weekend stays in central Alberta to pay for travel, uniforms, facilities and other costs incurred by Special Olympics .

“I love doing this. When I was in training the sheriffs invited me to the event, I came for the day and was hooked. I’m now doing it for a ninth year,” says Cotmen “It’s a fantastic cause because Special Olympics does more than promote sport for people with disabilities, it extends lifespan and builds confidence and self-esteem.


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