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Torch Run passes through Lee County

By Cade Fowler - bio | email

Leesburg, GA (WALB) - Law enforcement officers hit the streets running in Leesburg Thursday morning to benefit the Special Olympics.

Employees from the Lee County Sheriff's Office took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The mile long run began at the courthouse downtown and ended at the Flash Foods on U.S. 19.

The sheriff's office along with Leesburg Police has been collecting donations from local businesses that will go to help Special Olympians and their families travel to the state competition in Atlanta.

"Calling the people of the businesses here in Lee County and local business outside the county," said Lee County Sheriff Reggie Rachals. "Without their money coming in and them helping out with our program, that money wouldn't come through."

So far, $1,300 has been raised for the cause but their goal is $2,500. Donations will be accepted through July. If you would like to help out you can call Sandra Pressley-Fordham at 229-759-3328.

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