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Special Olympics Update - A Look Back & Ahead

We want to thank everyone for their help in raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics Illinois. We at Troy PD are fortunate to have a local Triad Special Olympics team consisting of 23 athletes and 7 coaches. Having such a strong connection with our local athletes has created an even deeper bond with the community.

What we did in 2017:

Raised a total of $42,739.00

Officer Jader was selected and used for the Law Enforcement Torch Run recruitment video

Officer Raymond was selected to present at the World Torch Run Conference on Social Media, and later selected as the world coordinator for social media engagement and re-branding.

From the funds, we were able present our 23 local athletes and 7 coaches with new uniforms. In addition to our athletes, we helped over 22,000 athletes state wide. There is no better feeling than seeing how much the athletes love and appreciate what we all do.

To continue spreading the awareness, the 2018 events are as follows:

February 24th, 2018 – Polar Plunge and Donut Dash 5K
Held at Carlyle Lake from 0930 – 1500

March 9th, 2018 – Polar Plunge
Held at 4204 in Belleville from 1800-2300

April 28th, 2018 – Area 12 Spring Games
Held at SIUE from 0830 – 1600

May 18th, 2018 – Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on Top
Held from 0600 – 1600
In just four years, Troy PD raised over $50,000 at Dunkin’ Donuts Cop On Top! (we were #1 in 2015, #2 in 2016, #3 in 2017)

June 11th – 17th, 2018 – Torch Run Week
Tentatively our torch run through Troy will be June13, 2018 at 0900.  The route will remain the same as the previous four years.

June 15th – June 17th, 2018 – State Games
Held in Bloomington IL. Weekend full of events along with final leg torch run

July 20th and 21st, 2018 – 50th anniversary
Dedicated Torch Run and events to celebrate the 50th anniversary
Held in Chicago, IL at Soldier Field

August 11th, 2018 – Troy PD Kickin’ for the Fences
Troy PD’s local and famous kickball tournament
Held at Tri-Township Park, all day event.

September 22nd, 2018 – World’s Largest Truck Convoy
Our largest event in 2017 raising over $22,000
Held at CIT trucks from 1700 – 2200

Remember all events are family friendly and designed for children to participate in some capacity. Troy PD is aiming to be in the top 10 again this year! We appreciate any help that is offered and thank you for your continued support.

*denotes key local events for the public to participate or enjoy.