Providence: Volunteers from police, fire department and attorney general’s office help raise more than $12K for Special Olympics

  • Source: Rhode Island Independent
  • Published: 08/08/2019 10:00 PM

Frank Matarese, an officer with the South Kingstown Police Department, was one of four volunteers representing police, firefighters and the attorney general’s office to take part in the Special Olympics Rhode Island 24-hour Super Torch Run. The group started moving at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roger Williams Park in Providence and didn’t stop for 24 hours, in order to raise money for Special Olympics. The small but dedicated group walked or ran more than 70 miles, completing 140,000 steps over two days. The team busted through its $10,000 goal, raising more than $12,927 as of Tuesday. Matarese was joined by Eric LeClerc, a detective with the Cranston Police Department, Rhode Island Assistant Attorney General Jim Baum and Jennifer Beltran, of the Providence Fire Department.


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