Students And Police Run With Torch For Special Olympics

Chatham High School teamed up with the Chatham Township Police Department to participate in the 33rd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey.

The CHS team consisted of 28 students, most of whom participate in the track and cross country programs at CHS, as well as six staff members, including teachers, counselors, administrators, and even the superintendent, Dr. Mike LaSusa. Track and Cross Country Coach Nick DeSantis was instrumental in recruiting students for this experience, and the group raised more than $600 for the Special Olympics of NJ through the event.

Last year, two Chatham Township Police Department officers ran alone with the torch, and this year, one of them, Muta Blanford, reached out to Assistant Principal Lori Gironda to invite CHS students and staff to participate.

The torch-lighting ceremony took place on Fri., June 10, at Cougar Field.

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