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Albion PD donates to Special Olympics after Rochester police officer runs 175 miles

Posted 20 July 2018 at 2:07 pm

Provided photo: Brett Sobieraski accepts $700 total in checks from Albion police officers, including Karol Hughes, left, and Police chief Roland Nenni, right. Sobieraski, a Kent resident, ran 50 straight hours on the Erie Canal from July 13-15, covering 175 miles to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Press Release, Albion Police Department

ALBION – Sobieraski, an Orleans County resident and sergeant with the Rochester Police Department, ran over 175 miles for 50 hours nonstop to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.

Brett’s journey took him from Buffalo on July 13 along the Erie Canal to just outside Syracuse when he finished the 50-hour run on July 15. Sobieraski’s efforts were called the 50 for 50 running campaign, signifying 50 hours of running for the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics.

The Albion Police Department was honored and proud to have assisted Brett when he passed through Orleans County.

To help support the Special Olympics and Sobieraski’s effort to raise money, the Albion Police Union and the Albion Police Command Staff have made donations to Brett Sobieraskis 50 for 50 running campaign.

The Albion Police Union Donated $500 while Chief Roland Nenni and Lt. David Mogle of the Albion Police each donated $100.

Sgt. Sobieraski’s dedication to such an important cause is inspiring. In law enforcement we are a family that is known for supporting one another in our times of need. Sgt. Sobieraski’s actions show us that our family can also support others. The Special Olympics is life changing to many people and supporting its mission makes it so everyone can have a chance to compete and become a winner.

We at the Albion Police hope that others will feel as strongly as we do and support Sgt. Sobieraski’s efforts and help the Special Olympics by making a donation. Click here for more information.

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