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State of Maryland
Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services
Communications Office Contact
Mark Vernarelli
410-339-5065 ~ mvernare

Correctional Officers, Community Supervision Agents, and Public Safety Employees Raise Close to $10,000 For Special Olympics in Annual Tug of War

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TOWSON, MD (September 13, 2013)---More than twenty teams of rope-pullers and dozens of walkers and runners helped DPSCS raise close to $10,000 for Special Olympics Maryland on September 13, in the annual Torch Run, Walk, and Tug of War. The event was held at the Public Safety Education and Training Center in Sykesville, and featured men and women from correctional facilities, Community Supervision offices, and other DPSCS entities from all across the state.

Heavyweight winners this year in the colorful Tug of War were from North Branch in Cumberland, with their next-door neighbors from Western Correctional Institution placing second. Lightweight winners were the members of the DPSCS K-9 Unit, with North Branch second. And the all-ladies division featuring Baltimore’s Maryland Reception, Diagnostic, and Classification Center winning, with Hagerstown’s MD Correctional Training Center ladies finishing second.