Join us Friday, April 21st, for an exciting evening of car racing from 6:00-10:00 pm. Come watch Santa Cruz County, Santa Clara County, and Monterey County law enforcement officers in pursuit of one another in a 12-15 lap race. Eighteen officers representing Scotts Valley, Capitola, the Sheriff’s Department, CHP, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Jose, and Sand City Police will be putting the pedal to the metal for the top spot and bragging rights. Law Enforcement, in partnership with their communities, supports Special Olympics programs which enhance the quality of life for Special Olympics athletes.
Proceeds from the “Police in Pursuit” event assist in allowing Special Olympics Northern California to provide year round free sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and at no cost to them or their families. In Northern California about 19,000 Special Olympics athletes’ lives are enriched every day because of their participation in Special Olympics. Special Olympics is more than sports: it is training for life! Athletes gain confidence and self-esteem which carries over into their everyday lives, helping them to be contributing members in their community.
Community Impact: Although as few as 10 percent Americans with intellectual disabilities are employed, 52 percent of Special Olympics athletes have jobs.
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