Maple Park police partner with Run for Special Olympics

By on March 13, 2011

Maple Park—The Maple Park Police Department announced a new partnership with Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization providing year-round sports, training and competition to more than 22,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Illinois. Through training and competition, Special Olympics athletes enhance their physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence and social skills.

Special Olympic shirts, hats, door prizes raffle tickets and Harley raffle tickets can be purchased at the Maple Park village office, the Maple Park Library, Big Dawgs, H. D. Rockers and the Maple Park Pub and Grill, as well as at various community events.

“This is the first year the Maple Park Police Department has become involved in this great program. We look forward to a long lasting relationship with Special Olympics of Illinois,” said Police Chief Mike Acosta.“We ask that our community also support this great cause.”