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Special Olympics receives a helping hand

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Greencastle Police officers Chris Jones and Ed Wilson unloaded a van full of donated food items at the Putnam County Senior Center Monday afternoon. The items were collected this past weekend at the Emergency Services Basketball Tourney held at McAnnally. Money raised from the event went to Putnam County Special Olympics.
Putnam County emergency workers pounded the basketball court this weekend in a countywide tournament to raise money for Special Olympics.

Five man teams from Greencastle Police, Putnam County Sheriffs Department (road and jail), Indiana State Police, Greencastle Fire Department, Madison Township Fire Department, Cloverdale Fire and Roachdale Volunteer Fire Department played full court, five-on-five basketball.

Over two days, the teams battled each other in close games. The Putnam County Sheriff's jail team came out the winner with the PC Sheriff's road team coming in second. The Indiana State Police team placed third.

The Putnam County Emergency Services Sports League recently held Hoops For Heroes with all proceeds donated to Putnam County Special Olympics. Greencastle Police Officer Ed Wilson, left, and Bob Campbell with the Greencastle Fire Department, far right, presented a check to Lindsey Long, CLS coordinator, second from left, and Chelsea Green, QMRP coach Tuesday. Robin Byrd and Greg Adams, front, are participants of Putnam County Special Olympics.
Cost to attend the games was a canned good. The group gathered a vanload of food items that were delivered to the Putnam County Food Pantry at the Senior Center Monday afternoon.

Bob Campbell with the Greencastle Fire Department and Wilson put the tourney together.

"Everybody had a really good team. All the money we raised went to Special Olympics here in Putnam County. It was a good two days, just long," said Wilson smiling.

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What a great thing to do. Good job Ed and Bob!

-- Posted by nascar_Couple on Sat, Apr 11, 2009, at 7:44 AM


-- Posted by senior'08 on Mon, Apr 13, 2009, at 8:19 AM

WONDERFUL....Special Olympics is such a terrific cause!

-- Posted by John3:16 on Fri, Apr 17, 2009, at 6:10 AM

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