July 17, 2015

Chief Vogel Congratulates All in Final Leg of World Special OlympicTorch Run

Chief Vogel and Mayor Don Lane honored and thanked the carriers of the torch as they completed the Law Enforcement Final Leg for the World Special Olympic Games.
This group is comprised of officers and athletes from around the globe, completed their journey at The Boardwalk. Chief Vogel was proud to address this awesome group, who represent Special Olympics of NORCAL.

James Durbin was also in attendance and sang his hit "Santa Cruz" for this dedicated group of officers and athletes.

The World Games are in Los Angeles this month (www.la2015.org). With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics will be the single largest sporting event anywhere in the world in 2015 and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.

The Flame of Hope, which was lit in Greece before traveling here, is being carried by 150 police officers from all over the world and 10 Special Olympic Athletes from all over the world on its way to the World Games.
Thank you to all who participated in making this special event possible. SCPD is proud to support this remarkable group of officers and athletes from around the world complete their journey at The Boardwalk.