Dream Ride for Special Olympics Eight States Combine Efforts
Sgt. Luis Rosa, CT State Police with Jamaine Johnson, SOCT Athlete
D 10 THE MOTOR OFFICER™ | SPRING 2012
SUBMITTED BY CHRISSA CARAMIA
ream Ride has brought motorcycle and car enthusiasts from eight states together to commemorate the achievements of Special Olympics Athletes. Since the inception of Dream Ride in 2001, Dream Ride has donated over $1,252,000 to help the Special Olympics. We are proud of our partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special
Olympics. This is Special Olympics’ largest grass-roots fund- raiser and public awareness campaign. Annually, more than 85,000 volunteer law enforcement offi cers carry the Flame of Hope™ alongside Special Olympics athletes into the Opening Ceremonies of the local competitions and State, National and World Games. The Torch Run reaches 46 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 States in the U.S., and raises millions for local Special Olympics Programs.