CRJ Students Participate in Special Olympics Torch Run
Logan Media Services
CARTERVILLE – When it comes to raising money for a good cause, there’s a good chance that the John A. Logan College Criminal Justice Department is involved.Already well known for collecting thousands of dollars to help fund canine units for area police departments, CRJ students have also raised money for Special Olympics the last three summers.
Earlier this month, the Logan contingent raised $2,367 as part of the Illinois Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run hosted by the Carbondale Police Department. The class also raised an additional $3,500 in February when participating in the Polar Plunge.
The run began in Carbondale and concluded at Rent One Park in Marion with all participants making their way around the field to a hearty ovation just prior to the start of a Southern Illinois Miners home game.CRJ students participating from Logan were: Sarah Stevenson, Mariah Hubbard, Ryne Bryant, Haley Schultz, Tyler Drake, Salvador Tomas, Ryan Thompson, Jessica Stucker, Jason Hubbard, Caitlin Asbury, Nathan Hafeli, Lindsay Ashbury, Jose Flores, Ale Barben, Shelby Counts, Arika Murray, Jennifer Wiseman, Andrew Martinez, Anthony Parrino, Scott Schwendner, Cayle Diggins, Dylan Pyron, Taylar Morgan.
CRJ instructor Rick Ellett said he was pleased with his class’s enthusiastic support of the event.
“We try to do what we can to increase the kids’ civic engagement,” Ellett said. “And it doesn’t get much better than interacting with Special Olympians. Several of our kids have told me what a great experience this was for them.”
Posted: June 27th, 2013 under General.