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Eddie Edwards
Stony Point Surgery Center
8700 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23235

Re: Law Enforcement Torch Run / Summer Games / Healthy Athletes ® Outcomes

Dear Eddie:

If you were anywhere near me for mid-June's numerous Law Enforcement Torch Run(R), Summer Games or Healthy Athletes(R) events, you most likely heard me say, “Oh, this is my favorite part!”  The truth is I think I said that phrase at least a dozen times over the past few weeks.  There are just so many moments to fall in love with …

  • 1,900+ miles run by Law Enforcement partners from May 25 – June 10, 2011
  • $846,000+ raised by Law Enforcement partners and sponsors since May 2010
  • 1,200 athletes competed in front of 3,500+ community volunteers
  • Nearly 600 health and fitness screenings completed by clinical volunteers
  • More than 100 dental procedures conducted (cleanings, fillings or extractions)


And then there are the moments that are hard to quantify:

  • An impromptu hug at Opening Ceremony
  • The collective gasp when the Flame of HopeTM lit the Olympic cauldron
  • The loud cheers heard throughout Friday and Saturday
  • Hearing athletes excitedly sharing stories over daily meals


Thank you for making all of these special moments possible.  Your support allows Special Olympics Virgnia to deliver opportunities to bring people together to celebrate the “best parts” of our shared community.  We appreciate your contributions and we look forward to our continued good work together!

Katie McGinty Botha
Director of Corporate Development