Camp Pendleton Law Enforcement run 17 miles in support of Special Olympics
By Cpl. Trevon S. Peracca
| Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | May 31, 2013
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Volunteer’s from Law Enforcement Battalion and Security Battalion here ran 17 miles across Camp Pendleton with the Special Olympics torch in support of the 2013 summer games here May 29.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a way for the law enforcement community to support their local Special Olympics organization by purchasing a t-shirt that gained them an opportunity to hold the torch during the run.
The run began in National City, Calif., with the Chula Vista Police Department making its way north, powering through Camp Pendleton, and running to the finish at California State University Long Beach where they lit the cauldron to kick off the 2013 Summer Games.
Kelcie M. Kopf, development manager for Special Olympics Southern California San Diego County, said they were thrilled to have Camp Pendleton’s military police support for the 17-mile portion of the run here.
Nearly 50 Marines ran the 17-mile stretch across Camp Pendleton.
Lance Cpl. Sophia M. Delvecchio, a military police officer with 1st Law Enforcement Battalion said she was inspired to participate in these types of events because her little brother was diagnosed with autism.
For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run or the Special Olympics Southern California San Diego County visit, www.sosc.org.