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Chatham Township Police and Chatham High Students Carry the Torch for Special Olympics

Chatham Township Police Officers Muta Blanford and Anthony LoPorto lead Chatham High students and administrators in Torch Run to benefit the NJ Special Olympics Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham Township Police Officers Muta Blanford and Anthony LoPorto lead CHS students and administrators at start of Torch Run at Cougar Field Credits: Luke Malanga
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Chatham Township Police Officer Anthony LoPorto carries the torch during run to benefit the NJ Special Olympics Credits: Luke Malanga
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Chatham Township Police Officer Muta Blanford talks to CHS students about the NJ Special Olympics before the Torch Run Credits: Luke Malanga
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Chatham Township Police Officers Muta Blanford and Anthony LoPorto (in Orange) with Torch Run participants from CHS Credits: Luke Malanga
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Anthony LoPorto low fives Washington Avenue School students at the start of the Torch Run Credits: Luke Malanga
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Chatham High students participate in Torch Run to benefit the NJ Special Olympics Credits: Luke Malanga
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Chatham Township Police Officers Anthony LoPorto and Muta Blanford organized the local Torch Run in Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High School students, administrators and teachers joined the Chatham Township Police Department Friday for the Torch Run to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey.

Chatham Township Police Officers Muta Blanford and Anthony LoPorto organized the local run through Chatham as part of the 33rd annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The participants started at Cougar Field and ran the loop route that included Shunpike to Lafayette to Southern Boulevard and back to Shunpike, ending where it started.

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"The New Jersey Special Olympics is one of the few in the country that is completely free for the athletes," Blanford said.

The New Jersey Special Olympics is being held this weekend at The College of New Jersey.

The CHS team consisted of 28 students, most of whom participate in the track and cross-country programs, as well as six staff members, including teachers, counselors, administrators, and even the superintendent, Dr. Mike LaSusa and assistant principal Lori Gironda.

Track and cross country coach Nick DeSantis was instrumental in recruiting students for this experience, and the group raised over $600.00 for the Special Olympics of New Jersey through the event.

 

 

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