"Free our Finest" fundraiser for Special Olympics goes this weekend

Officers from the Lethbridge Police Service, Alberta Sheriffs, Alberta Corrections and Lethbridge Animal Services will be locked up at both Lethbridge Wal-Mart locations this weekend to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.

The south and north Walmart locations will host the officers from noon Aug. 12 until 6 p.m. Aug. 13, 2016.

Members of the public attending either location will be able to take in demonstrations, meet athletes and officers, purchase merchandise, get pictures taken or even have a chance to hose down the officers locked up.

Donations are welcome (and gratefully appreciated) at both locations.

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta
Internationally the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics is the largest grassroots fundraiser and awareness vehicle for Special Olympics. More than 85,000 law enforcement officers from 10 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, the 50 United States, and 46 Countries internationally form the largest grass roots fundraiser for Special Olympics. Last year in Alberta, over $472,000 was raised across the province, benefiting local programs. Proceeds from the Free Our Finest event will go towards local Special Olympics programs in Edmonton. For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta, please visit www.albertorchrun.ca.

**MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Friday, August 12, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the south side Walmart. Cst. Les Vonkeman and Cst. Braylon Hyggen will be available for interviews at that time**