The Dalton Police Department wrapped up its 2016 fundraising effort in support of Special Olympics Georgia last month with our best performance ever. In all, the agency raised more than $10,000 through various efforts as part of its Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising.
A number of local businesses made generous donations to the fundraising effort. Businesses that supported the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Dalton include the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia (Engineered Floors), Marketing Alliance, Julian Peeples Funeral Home, Love’s Funeral Home, All American Calendars, First Bank of Dalton, Raspberry Row, Morgan-Lee Supply, Krispy Kreme, Blanca’s, Dixon Music, The Oyster Pub, Roan Street School, Mapco (Glenwood & Legion), Mapco (Walnut & Airport), and Dug Gap Family Dentistry. Countless individuals and families also made donations both at fundraising events like our Cops On Top Of The Shop event at Krispy Kreme and also in support of the officers who ran the DPD’s Law Enforcement Torch Run. In all, the DPD raised $10,658 for Special Olympics Georgia this year.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a statewide effort by law enforcement agencies to raise money in support of Special Olympics Georgia. This year, the Dalton Police Department has raised more than $10,000 through different fundraising events and the fundraising efforts of the torch runners. In 2015, the statewide effort raised more than $866,000 in support of Special Olympics Georgia, making the Torch Run the organization’s largest single fundraising effort.
We sincerely thank everyone who helped us support Georgia’s Special Olympians.
Below: DPD Chief Jason Parker lights the Special Olympic torch at the Dalton/Whitfield County Summer Games last month