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MONROE POLICE TO SPIN, SPIN
AND SPIN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
September 01, 2008
(MONROE, WA) -- For the sixth consecutive year the Monroe Police Department will be participating in the “Spin a Thon” campaign to benefit the Washington Special Olympics.
This year the police department is partnering with Thrive Community Fitness to promote the annual event. It will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2008, at Thrive Community Fitness, 118 North Lewis Street, Monroe, WA 98272.
Approximately 25 cyclists will spin for twelve hours, from 7 am to 7 pm, to raise money for the Special Olympics. Some of the riders will be cycling for the entire twelve hours while others will work in teams to complete the twelve hours.
The Monroe Police Department has long championed the Special Olympics and has so far this year has raised $21,000.00 for the cause. Donations will be accepted during this event with 100% of all monies collected remaining in Snohomish County to benefit Special Olympians here in the Sky Valley.
Special Olympics was founded in 1968 and today has more than one million participants in the United States and 156 countries. There are 1,527 athletes in Snohomish County who participate in a variety of Special Olympics sports such as basketball, speed and figure skating, soccer, aquatics, power lifting, track and field, bowling, softball and golf.
The main objective of Special Olympics is to provide a year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, or a closely related developmental disability.
Those wishing to make a donation, but unable to stop by the evnt can still donate by sending a check to Washington Special Olympics c/o the Monroe Police Department, 818 West Main St., Monroe, WA 98272.