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CTF Torch Walk raises $66k for Special Olympics

Prison inmates, warden walk while carrying a Special Olympics flag.
Warden Martinez leads the Flame of Hope Torch Walk while carrying the Special Olympics flag.

Staff, incarcerated join for CTF Flame of Hope Torch Walk

Correctional Training Facility (CTF) staff joined the incarcerated population to raise funds with a Flame of Hope Torch Walk.

The May 4 CTF Torch Walk also offers a positive outlet for the incarcerated population to give back to the community, bringing awareness to children and adults with special needs. Hosted by the CTF Facility B Veterans Yard, the walk also included a moment of silence, the National Anthem, presentation of colors by the incarcerated B Yard Honor Guard, and guest speakers.

Since 2018, CTF has supported fundraising efforts to benefit Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC).

Additionally, athletes from the Special Olympics, along with participants from the incarcerated population, took part in friendly event competitions such as Bat Spin, Free-Throw Basketball Shots, Putting and Bag-O-Toss.

After the competitions, Correctional Counselor S. Dunaven and acting Warden L.A. Martinez presented SONC with a check for $66,604.63.

By Lt. Wil Landrum


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