Undersecretary to speak on steps of State Capitol

SACRAMENTO— California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Undersecretary Diana Toche will join Sacramento law enforcement agencies for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Summer Games.

Also joining the morning run from CDCR are Assistant Secretary of Communications, Jeffrey Callison, and Fernando Mata and Genoveva Michel of the Division of Adult Parole Operations.

In the evening, Mule Creek State Prison Warden, Joe Lizarraga, will carry the carry the “Flame of Hope” and light the Special Olympics Cauldron.  

CDCR was recognized as the highest fundraising law enforcement agency in 2015 after raising $152,000 statewide to benefit Special Olympics.  Mule Creek State Prison staff and inmates contributed $30,000, making them the highest fundraising CDCR institution.  

Law Enforcement Torch Run and Northern California Summer Games Opening Ceremony
Friday, June 24, 2016
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.
Capitol Speakers: 10-11 a.m.
West Steps, State Capitol
Opening Ceremony/torch lighting: 7 p.m.
UC Davis, 1 Shields Ave., Davis