URI Police Department
Special Olympics Rhode Island
Members of the URI Police Department such as Officer Braden Maslyn and Officer Kevin Kennedy pictured above, have been involved in raising awareness and donations to promote athletic competition for children & adults with intellectual disabilities for several years.
What is the Torch Run?
The Torch Run is not a road race, it is a series of torch relays in which police, fire and correctional officers will carry the "Flame of Hope" to the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Rhode Island State Summer Games.
There are 5 legs in the Torch Run. Legs begin in Woonsocket and Glocester at about 10:00 a.m. and come together at the State House in providence. The East Bay leg leaves from East Providence at 1:00 p.m. and continues through each of the towns on the East Bay. The East Bay leg converges with the Providence leg on Rte. 138 in South Kingstown, where runners from Westerly, Charlestown and South Kingstown all meet up for the final leg. The final leg is a 5 mile run down Rte. 138 and into Meade Stadium at URI at Approximately 8:20 p.m.
To raise awareness of the Special Olympics Rhode Island State Summer Games at The University of Rhode Island (traditionally held first weekend after Memorial Day)
How you can get involved:
Every year there are many fundraising events that members of URI Police participate in such at the Torch Run Polar Plunge, the selling of Torch Run Tee Shirts as well as the Torch Run Event itself. If you would like to help out by doing some fundraising please contact our department at (401) 874-5256 or you can contact Tracy Garabedian at the Special Olympics office at (401) 823-7411. www.specialolympicsri.org