On Thursday (October 25), 2012 Police Chief Murray Rodd of the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service will join other officers locally and nationally in lacing up their shoes and boots with bright red laces for the Be A Fan Day to raise awareness and show support for Special Olympics.
Be A Fan Day is the largest national awareness campaign launched by the Special Olympics and was created to honour those who make Special Olympics possible, including athletes, volunteers and in particular those in the Canadian law enforcement community who have collectively raised $40 million over the last 25 years for Special Olympics Canada. Be A Fan Day on Oct. 25 not only helps showcase and celebrate support for Special Olympics but also marks the 25th anniversary of the first Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
There will be a photo opportunity of Chief Rodd and local Special Olympics athletes lacing up their shoes and boots with red laces on Thursday, October 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the training room at the police station. All media are invited to attend.
On Thursday evening the Law Enforcement Torch Run team is holding the OHL Be A Fan Hockey game where players will be wearing the signature red laces. Officers with the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service, who will also be wearing red laces, will be passing around donation buckets to collect donations for the Special Olympics as the Petes take on the London Knights. Come on out and support the OHL Be A Fan Day event. Chief Rodd will be dropping the puck at 7:05 p.m. at the Memorial Centre. Any donation is greatly appreciated.
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
- Special Olympics athlete oath