The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office is using a new way to raise money for the Special Olympics this year. The Sheriff’s Office is selling support cards for $1 each at the jail and their office on the Government Center’s fourth floor.
All proceeds will go to the Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser benefitting the Special Olympics. Organizers say they hope the community will show its support for all young athletes giving them the chance to show what they can do.
“At the end of the day, they’re athletes. It’s described as the Special Olympics, but they’re athletes just like the rest of us. It’s very imoprtant that everyone gets the opportunity to shine,” explains Cpl. Ray Thornton.
The fundraiser also comes with an extra incentive — for every one hundred dollar amount goal, one member of the command staff will get a pie in the face. The goal is to make it up to $2500.
Organizers say they decided to start the support card fundraiser this year after another successful initiative in April for Autism Awareness.
Support the campaign via the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Special Olympics PayPal page here.