Special Olympics 'Workout with Law Enforcement'

Special Olympics Athletes participate in DCSO 'Workout with Law Enforcement'
Posted on 06/30/2020
Special Olympics Athletes participate in DCSO 'Workout with Law Enforcement'

Minden, Nevada- The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) was honored to host a “Workout with Law Enforcement” day at Lampe Park in Gardnerville for Special Olympics Athletes, an event which concluded the ‘DCSO Special Olympics Fitness Challenge’.


Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office worked-out alongside the athletes, cheering each other on, just as they do at the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run event.


Due to event restrictions, this year’s Torch Run had to be cancelled and Special Olympics sports were suspended. In place of that event, DCSO created a virtual fitness challenge to serve as a fun way for athletes to remain active and hear the importance of physical fitness from law enforcement.


“The Sheriff’s Office made it so our athletes didn’t miss out this year,” said Lucy Pierce, Area Director for Special Olympics, Douglas County. “This Fitness Challenge encouraged our athletes to stay active and the certificate from Sheriff Coverley gave them something to work towards.”


The virtual challenge began June 8th and included a Fitness Tracker plus a 2-week series of workout videos produced by DCSO. The athletes completed the videos on their own then everyone met up for a final workout.


Today the athletes were led by DCSO in workouts around the park. Once everyone finished, each person received a certificate of completion from the Sheriff.


“The athletes showed resiliency when the Torch Run was canceled and were quick to accepted the virtual challenge. It is rewarding to see law enforcement and the athletes taking part in an activity together,” said Sheriff Coverley. “Today was all about celebrating the hard work they put into completing the DCSO Fitness Challenge.”


The Torch Run will be back. Want to cheer in the athletes in 2021? Keep up with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office community events at their website https://sheriff.douglascountynv.gov/.