CRANSTON — The Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association would like to recognize the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy for their recent fundraising efforts benefiting Special Olympics Rhode Island.
This year’s graduating recruits, Class #139, participated in the 2022 Celebrate the Movement 5K Run & Walkathon on Sunday, Oct. 23 at Garden City Center in Cranston. The municipal police academy cadets ran the course as a cadre.
Class #139 had a fundraising goal of $10,000 and well exceeded that goal, raising $22,077, which is also a new fundraising record for the municipal academy. All proceeds go to the Special Olympics of Rhode Island.
Over 300 participants took part in the Celebrate the Movement event and more than $100,000 was raised through the event to support Special Olympics Rhode Island’s athletes.
“The commitment and generosity demonstrated by members of the Rhode Island Municipal Police Academy is inspiring. Members of the Academy raised over $22,000 to support Special Olympics Rhode Island athletes,” said Special Olympics Rhode Island President and CEO Ed Pacheco. “Their participation in our annual Celebrate the Movement 5K and Walk will enable our organization to fulfill our mission and advance the Special Olympics movement. Thank you to all the members of the Academy for supporting our athletes.”
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