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EMERALD RECOGNIZED FOR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS BENEFITTING THE ARIZONA SPECIAL OLYMPICS

“SAN LUIS, Ariz – The city recently honored area businesses and nonprofit organizations for their financial support of the San Luis Police Department’s fundraising efforts to benefit Arizona Special Olympics.

The businesses and organizations were financial sponsors of the Joe Orduño & Fernando Padilla Memorial Run and the Poker Run bike race, which collectively raised more than $18,000 for Special Olympics.

 Special Olympics uses the money for physical fitness programs and athletic competitions for special needs residents from around Arizona.

The top financial sponsors of the police department’s fundraising events were San Luis International Freight Services, Century 21 Action Group, RL Jones Insurance, A. Oceguera Company, Alexander Ford, Emerald Correctional Management, Adobe Eyecare Center, Regional Center for Border Health, Taylor Farms, Ochylsky Enterprises/Little Caesar’s Pizza, Fisher Automotive, San Luis Mobile Estate Partners and Advanced Call Technology Center.

 Each received plaques of recognition, presented by San Luis Mayor Gerardo Sanchez on behalf of the city and police department.

The five-kilometer memorial run is named for Joe Orduño, a San Luis police officer killed in a 1986 traffic accident while responding to an emergency call, and for Fernando Padilla, a San Luis resident who died in Iraq in 2003 while serving with the Army.

The police department stages the run and the 10-mile bike race annually to benefit Special Olympics. Earlier this year, Special Olympics recognized the city and department for being among the top 10 benefactors in Arizona to the organization.”

Link to the story in the Yuma Sun: http://www.yumasun.com/news/san-luis-honors-organizations-for-help-in-staging-events-to/article_6ae26bc6-786b-11e6-b3f9-271f37332f28.html