On Friday, May 24, fourteen members of Team A&B (including employees from A&B and Grace Pacific with their family members) participated in the 34th annual “Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run.” The Torch Run is the largest annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawaii, and participants help to “carry the flame of hope” in support of over 3,400 athletes with intellectual or physical disabilities.
Team A&B joined more than 2,500 law enforcement officers in either running 3.2 miles from Fort DeRussy or walking one mile from the Kapahulu First Hawaiian Bank location to the Les Murakami Stadium at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Law enforcement personnel from federal, military, state, county and local agencies participate statewide, including on Kauai, Maui, Big Island and Oahu. On the final leg of the run, the torch is carried into stadium to light the flame of the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Hawaii’s State Summer Games.
A&B employee Cathy Bray has spearheaded Team A&B’s participation in the Torch Run for the past two years. A&B subsidized the cost of the commemorative dri-fit t-shirts for A&B event participants. “This is a fun event that supports a great cause and I’m so grateful for A&B’s support for a second year,” Cathy said.
Mahalo nui to Cathy and the A&B Torch Run team for supporting such a great community cause!