Special Olympics Torch Run Set Thursday At Space Coast Stadium

By  //  April 23, 2015

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As the Law Enforcement Torch Run nears, Sheriff Ivey invite you to come run in a leg, or cheer on and support your Law Enforcement Officers and Special Olympics Athletes as this year they are culminating the Torch Run with a free “Torch Run Celebration for Special Olympics." (BCSO image)

As the Law Enforcement Torch Run nears, Sheriff Ivey invite you to come run in a leg, or cheer on and support your Law Enforcement Officers and Special Olympics Athletes as this year they are culminating the Torch Run with a free “Torch Run Celebration for Special Olympics.” (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — As the Law Enforcement Torch Run nears, I invite you to come run in a leg, or cheer on and support your Law Enforcement Officers and Special Olympics Athletes as this year we are culminating the Torch Run with a free “Torch Run Celebration for Special Olympics.”

BCSO-STAR-180Our friends at the Washington National Stadium are opening their doors to host a free night honoring and celebrating the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Athletes.

Our Special Olympics Athletes are courageous individuals who overcome unimaginable obstacles and still exhibit incredible athleticism and sportsmanship.

As Law Enforcement Officers and citizens let’s do all that we can to celebrate our athletes with encouragement, support, and love during this special event.

This free event will include an exciting evening of entertainment for friends, family, and community members to highlight and raise awareness for the Special Olympics and hopefully generate some gracious donations along the way.

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Schedule of Celebration Events

5 p.m. Doors open (free admission)

• Free Hot Dog Tail Gate with Officers and Athletes
• Law Enforcement Specialty Unit Displays
• Family Fun (free face paint, balloons, family entertainment)

6 p.m. – Special Law Enforcement Presentation

7 p.m. – Exhibition Softball Game

8 p.m. – Fireworks celebration

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Merchandise will be available for sale and T-shirts are $12-Cotton, $20-Dri-Fit, and Hats are $10-baseball, or $15-running.

Box Suites are available for the event to have an incredible view as you share the event with your friends and family members.

Please contact Corporal Dave Jacobs for more information about the event or pricing to reserve your box suite, 321-636-4665 or by email at david.jacobs@bcso.us.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


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