Calgary, AB,

Free the Fuzz fundraiser for Special Olympics

This weekend the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run and Walmart Canada’s Northland Store in Calgary will partner for Free the Fuzz to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics.

The location will be host to officers camping up on scaffolding for the entire weekend to show their dedication and commitment to Special Olympics. Participating agencies include the Calgary Police Service, Alberta Sheriffs, Alberta Corrections, and Peace Officers.

Members will be hoisted up to the scaffolding at 10 a.m., on Thursday, June 25, 2015, and will come down on Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 4 p.m.

A flagship fundraising event for the Alberta Law Enforcement Torch Run, Free the Fuzz is a unique way for law enforcement to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. This year’s event will also feature a Show and Shine on Saturday.

Internationally the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grassroots fundraiser and awareness vehicle for Special Olympics. Last year in Alberta, over $560,000 was raised across the province, benefiting local programs, and providing transportation to competitions. Proceeds from the Free the Fuzz event will go towards local Calgary Special Olympics programs.

For more information on the Free the Fuzz fundraiser or the Law Enforcement Torch Run, please contact Det. Theresa Garagan at (403) 818-7347.