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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Special Olympics Torch Run Kicks Off Bowie Baysox Season

Upper Marlboro, MD Sheriff Melvin C. High, Chief Assistant Darrin Palmer and members of the Sheriff’s Office joined other law enforcement partners last Thursday at the Bowie Baysox Stadium for the Special Olympics Torch Run, which took place before the team’s home opening game.  
The Special Olympics Torch Run, also known as the Law Enforcement Torch Run, took place during the Baysox’s pregame activities. Officers who participated in the run were joined by Special Olympians as they ran the perimeter of the stadium.
Chief Assistant Sheriff Darrin Palmer, who participated in the Torch Run said,” It’s always a great time participating in Special Olympics events. The Torch Run is a proud tradition in the law enforcement community and what a great opportunity for the athletes to provide the pre-game activities, get a bit of a workout, then watch the game.”
Special Olympics aquatics athlete Heather Brow of Bowie had the special treat and duty of throwing out the first pitch to start the game. Heather threw a very impressive pitch, which was caught by the Baysox catcher.
Sheriff High, who congratulated Heather after the opening pitch said, “I am always pleased by the commitment of agency personnel who are always willing to go the extra mile to support the Special Olympians. Whether participating in the Torch Run or jumping into the Chesapeake Bay for the Polar Bear Plunge, I know our deputies look forward to these events almost as much as the athletes do. ”
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