Valley State Prison (VSP) staff recently participated in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness for the Special Olympics. VSP staff joined forces with law enforcement agencies in a heartwarming display of community support. Staff ran alongside members from the California Highway Patrol, Madera County Sheriff’s Office, and Madera County Probation Office. In total, VSP staff ran an impressive 4 miles.
The event showcased solidarity and camaraderie among participants. As a reward, participants received breakfast burritos, Starbucks, and a variety of pastries.
VSP staff raised over $24,000 dollars for the cause, showing their commitment to making a positive impact on the community.
VSP collected the donations as follows:
- Torch Run: $10,400
- Inmate Fundraising: $11,904
- Badges with Buckets: $2,300.
Story by Lt. H. Gastelum, AA/PIO
Valley State Prison