SAFFORD — Safford and Thatcher Police departments, and Safford Fire Department, received an official thank you from Special Olympics Arizona for being a Top 10 community per capita when it comes to raising money for the Special Olympics program through the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.
In 2016, the agencies raised $5,450. The agencies also presented Special Olympics Arizona with the proceeds from this year’s Torch Run, $3,468.
Following the Torch Run, the agencies provide a lunch for those with special needs, and a barbecue dinner is sold to residents in the community.
Supporting the run and barbecue dinner were: Pespi-Cola Bottling Company, Manor House, Walmart, Thriftee’s, Patriot Munitions and Graham County Cattle Women.
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