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Crete PD Special Olympics Car Race Today

Crete PD’s very own Al Taylor is participating in the Five-O Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraiser for Special Olympics at Grundy County Speedway this afternoon. This ‘friendly’ stock car race features agencies from the greater Chicagoland area. Here’s the video from a couple years back:

Officer Taylor has so far raised over $3000 for Special Olympics Illinois. He will represent the Village of Crete in squad #133 today at Grundy County Speedway, located 8890 N Rt. Illinois 47 POB 846, Morris, IL 60450.

Schedule from https://www.soill.org/blog/events/five-o-racing/?fbclid=IwAR10NoqYXUBBmaxua997mjqp7_eS1JFik41QUN4Zh-4LjfT0N8JWzI2-36w

DAY OF TIMELINE:
Grandstands Open at 1:30p
Five-O Driver Meet & Greet 1:30p-3p
Opening Ceremony 3:20p
Five-O Heat Races Begin 3:30p
Enduro 200 Race 4:30p
Five-O Racing Begins 7p

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets will be available at the door – CASH ONLY
Adults/Seniors: $15
Students 12-17: $5
Under 11: FREE

The Village of Crete and Crete Police Department is thankful to the many sponsors of Officer Taylor and his Squad #133, helping raise money for Special Olympics of Illinois Athletes.

Cop On A Rooftop w/ Crete & Beecher PD

Crete PD joined Beecher Police Department on Friday, August 19, at Dunkin’ Donuts in Beecher for the annual ‘Cop on a Rooftop’ event.

Sunrise till noon, law enforcement officers greeted customers at Dunkin’ Donuts locations around the country, handing out free donut coupons, selling t-shirts and baseball caps, collecting donations to help fund the Law Enforcement Touch Run, which benefits Special Olympics athletes.

From Crete Police Department, Officers Taylor, Krenner and Elza participated. They joined Beecher Police Department Corporal Sipple, Officers Drew and Arroyo, PD Admin. Asst. Linda Krug, Code Enforcement Officer David Harrison, EMA Director Bob Heim and EMA Officer Laura Voss.

2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run Pictured

From Crete to Beecher to Monee – the 2022 Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run was successfully completed today, despite heatwave temperatures, thanks to the extraordinary resilience of police officers, athletes, their families and staff from Crete-Monee Special Athletics.

Big thank you to Crete Police Department for the strong showing of support, Crete Emergency Management Agency for assisting with traffic, Crete-Monee Special Athletics, Michelle Calderone and the athletes for being super awesome, and to everyone who came out to support the runners as they raise funds for Special Olympics.

Also thank you to Hazel Crest Police Department and Tinley Park Police Department.

Law Enforcement Torch Run Today

Come out and cheer on Crete’s Finest as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is passing through town today at around 11 am.

Started in 1981, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest, worldwide grass-roots fundraising movement for the Special Olympics. In Illinois alone, 3,000 police officers, sheriff’s deputies, correction officers, support staff and other volunteers, carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, to the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in Normal.

Today, at around 11 am, Officers from Steger Police will pass on the Flame of Hope to Crete’s Finest, when they meet at Chicago and Richton. From there, Crete Officers will carry the flame to Main and Burville, passing it on to Monee PD.

This year’s Special Olympics Summer Games is scheduled for June 17 – 19.

To learn more, visit https://www.soill.org/blog/events/summer-games/