Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - Woodstock Police Service is proud to be one of the many
police services that supported the Inaugural Special Olympics Invitational Youth
Games from May 14th-17th, hosted by Toronto Police Service. The Law Enforcement
Torch Run representative from the Woodstock Police Service, Deb Klemp, joined officers
from around the world including Australia and Alaska, last week to support the local
Woodstock basketball team from College Avenue Secondary School (CASS) participating
in the games.
Tuesday afternoon consisted of 304 police officers running through the streets of
Toronto into the opening ceremonies at the Metro Convention Centre. This is the
largest group of officers to date to participate in Special Olympics opening ceremonies.
These officers then cheered on the many athletes during their events at these games.
Klemp was fortunate enough and honoured to present the CASS basketball team with
their ribbons as well as the medals and ribbons to athletes from across Canada.
"I have had the pleasure of attending many of these Law Enforcement Torch Run Special
Olympic events and each one reminds me of why this partnership is so important to
Law Enforcement and athletes alike. Being able to support and cheer on CASS during
their games was heartwarming, as our local team through much determination, left
their hearts on the court. The city of Woodstock and CASS should be very proud of
this team lead by coach Jaimen." – LETR Representative, Deb Klemp