On June 5, 22 Eastern students, faculty and staff, along with members of the Willimantic Police Department, participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The event raised $1,400 for Special Olympics Connecticut.
Eastern students, faculty and staff cheered on the runners as they took off from the Eastern Police Department parking lot; wound their way through campus past the Foster Clock Tower; and then hit the streets of Willimantic.
Eastern Police Chief Jeffrey Garewski thanked everyone who participated in the race, extending a special thanks to Lieutenant Tom Madera and Officer Dave DeNunzio for their planning and dedication to the Torch Run. Anyone interested in making a donation to the Special Olympics Connecticut Torch Run should contact Officer David DeNunzio or Lt. Tom Madera at the Eastern Police Department at (860) 465-5310.