MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Sheriff's Office participates in Special Olympics Torch Run Monday, July 9; B-roll video available

UPDATE (Monday, July 9, 2018) -- NEW B-ROLL, SOUND BITES FROM 2018 TORCH RUN NOW AVAILABLE

New B-roll video from today's Law Enforcement Torch Run is now available at this Dropbox address:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/71dl0jmizyw2ft1/TorchRun2018BRoll.mp4?dl=0

The 8 minutes of raw footage features:

  • Sound bites with various participants and law enforcement personnel 
  • Footage at the Lake Oswego High starting line 
  • Footage from the run 
  • Finish-line footage at Cook Park in Tigard 
  • After-run picnic footage 

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EARLIER (July 3, 2018, 9:46 a.m.) -- MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: SHERIFF'S OFFICE PARTICIPATES IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS TORCH RUN MONDAY, JULY 9; B-ROLL VIDEO AVAILABLE

B-ROLL VIDEO: 2017 Torch Run(.m4v format)

The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office is scheduled to participate in the Special Olympics Torch Runon Monday, July 9. The Torch Run raises money for the Special Olympics Oregon.

Clackamas County deputies will partner with law enforcement from Washington County for the charity run.

“It’s great to partner with other law enforcement agencies and the Special Olympics to support Special Olympics athletes,” said Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run has been a critical support for Special Olympics athletes for more than 30 years.

Clackamas County’s leg of the run will begin Monday, July 9 at 10:00 a.m. at Lake Oswego High School and conclude at Cook Park where there will be a barbeque for participants. The entire leg is 5.4 miles.

Media is invited to attend.

B-ROLL VIDEO:

B-roll video from today's Law Enforcement Torch Run is now available for download from this Dropbox address. It includes footage from before the run, during the run, and at the after-run picnic, as well as a sound bite from Detective Chad Kyser, who helped organize the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office's participation in this year's event.

Video from last year’s Special Olympics Torch run can also be found on the Sheriff's Office YouTube channel.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS OREGON

Special Olympics Oregon provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

The Law Enforcement Torch Runis a year-round campaign in which law-enforcement personnel support Special Olympics Oregon athletes by carrying the "Flame of Hope" Torch. Law enforcement supporters attend competitions, participate in medal ceremonies, and raise funds through special events so athletes can participate in the sports they love.

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Contact info:
Sgt. Brian Jensen
Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office
Public Information Unit