CDCR Carries Torch for Special Olympics

Secretary to speak on steps of State Capitol

 SACRAMENTO— California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Secretary Jeff Beard will join Sacramento law enforcement agencies and Special Olympics Northern California Global Messenger Karissa Krater for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics’ Summer Games.

Also joining the morning run are Cynthia Florez-DeLyon, Deputy Director of CDCR Community Reentry Services and Program Support, CDCR Press Secretary Jeffrey Callison and agents from CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations.

In the evening, representatives from CDCR will carry the torch into the stadium, where Dr. Diana Toche, CDCR Undersecretary of Health Services, will light the Special Olympics Cauldron.

CDCR was recognized as the top fundraising agency in 2014 after raising $133,000 statewide to benefit Special Olympics. In Northern California alone, CDCR raised more than $79,000.

Law Enforcement Torch Run and Northern California Summer Games Opening Ceremony
Friday, June 26, 2015
Torch run begins at Beale’s Point at 5:30 a.m.
Ends at the State Capitol at 10 a.m.
Final leg (Sacramento State University to Capitol): 9:30 a.m.
Capital Speakers: 10-11 a.m.
West Steps, State Capitol
Opening Ceremony/torch lighting: 6:30-7 p.m.
UC Davis, 1 Shields Ave., Davis