Community Involvement

CSP‑Sacramento carries Special Olympics torch through Folsom

CSP-Sacramento (SAC) volunteers were honored to participate in the 39th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) benefiting Special Olympics. The run raises funds for the non-profit organization and brings together law enforcement agencies to pool their collective good will to help others.

SAC staff escorted the Special Olympics Flame of Hope torch through the community.

With the help of the Folsom Police Department, SAC was able to carry the torch through Folsom on Friday, Nov. 13, raising over $1,700 for Special Olympics athletes.  Combined, Northern California law enforcement agencies raise over $180,000 for the cause.

Taking all precautions in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions of physical distancing and mask protocols, staff volunteers celebrated the diversity, honor, acceptance, and privilege for which this event stands. 

“SAC continued our dedication and annual tradition to support as many athletes as possible so they can continue to reap the benefits of participating in the Special Olympics. Nothing feels better than coming together to help those in need, especially when it’s with fellow law enforcement agencies,” said Therese Giannelli, Community Resource Manager. “It was a true blessing and honor and SAC can’t wait to participate again in 2021.” 

Read more about CDCR’s commitment to community involvement.

Learn how California City Correctional Facility raised funds for Special Olympics.

Learn more about Special Olympics Northern California and Special Olympics Southern California.