2016 Ulster Law Enforcement Torch Run – 5/21/16

2016 Ulster Law Enforcement Torch Run – 5/21/16

It started as a dreary, rainy day – but the rain didn’t stop the Officers of Ulster County running miles in the pouring rain. They just kept taking steps for our Athletes. They ran a total of 26 miles and towards the end, the rain stopped and officers finished the run in Saugerties, NY with huge smiles on their faces. Thank you all so very, very much to all the Agencies and Officers who participated this year. Big Shout Out to Sergeant, John Fischer and Trooper Jen Johnson who made this possible! They coordinated the event this year.

We look forward to next year already!

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2016 Spring Games East – Somers High School – 5/21/16

2016 Spring Games East – Somers High School – 5/21/16

Despite the overcast skies, the rain held off and everyone had a great time. The Athletes competed and shined all day long! This is what it is all about. Thank you to Somers High School for letting us host the games this year. Thank you to all the Volunteers, Coaches, Families and Spectators who showed up in support of our Wonderful Atheltes! Congratulations to all the Athletes! We are always so proud of you all! Enjoy the photos and the Videos are at the end!

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Meet Athlete Ricky Miller – A beautiful Documentary

Meet Athlete Ricky Miller… Please take a moment to watch. It will touch your heart
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Thank you so very much to the Marist College students who created this great story! Beautiful!

More than a Medal:

Published on May 4, 2016:
A documentary on 36 year old Ricky Miller who not only goes to work everyday, but is a Special Olympian as well. Special thanks for the Miller Family, Chris Hamel and Special Olympics NY – Hudson Valley for their support in this process.

2016 Westchester Law Enforcement Torch Run – 5/5/16

2016 Westchester Law Enforcement Torch Run – 5/5/16

Today Law Enforcement from all over Westchester County Ran the “Flame of Hope” throughout Westchester for the 2016 Westchester Law Enforcement Torch Run. (I included the route at the end of these photos so you can see all the villages and towns we visited today!)

Despite being overcast, it didn’t rain and kept temperatures cool for our runners!

Combined, they ran over 42 miles, with over 175 Police Officers attending the run and currently raised over $12,000 for our Athletes (and climbing)!

The Flame of Hope will be run in Law Enforcement throughout the entire State of NY in preparation for the 2016 State Summer Games in Brockport!

They truly are the “Guardian of the Flame”! Thank you very much to each and everyone of you!

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