On June 8, members of the Cranford Policemen's Benevolent Association Local 52 participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. The ceremonial "carrying of the torch" across New Jersey represents the beginning of the Summer 2012 Special Olympics Games, which will take place over the weekend. Members of the Cranford PBA received the ceremonial torch from Roselle Park PBA and ran it through Cranford, handing it off to the Garwood PBA.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is part of an international campaign for Special Olympics coordinated and managed by all divisions of Law Enforcement officers and officials from throughout the world whose mission is to raise dollars and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. The statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey has been recognized in the world for many years as one of the top grassroots fundraising organizations for Special Olympics.
"Once again, Special Olympics competitor and Cranford resident Tommy Wisniewski joined the Cranford PBA in carrying the torch across Cranford." Cranford PBA President Matt Nazzaro said. "The PBA has proudly participated in the Torch Run annually, raising thousands of dollars for Special Olympics New Jersey through events such as these. We were honored to have competitor Tommy Wisniewski join us in our run stretch. We thank all those residents who supported our fundraising campaign, especially Barry O'Donovan and the for sponsoring us for this very worthy cause.'"