3rd Annual Jared Shoemaker Walk for Special Olympics of Oklahoma
ARCHIVED PRESS RELEASE: Published 4-12-2012
The Tulsa Police Department and Special Olympics of Oklahoma are
teaming together for the 3rd year to walk 59.6 miles
from Tulsa to Stillwater, Oklahoma. Funds raised through the
3rd Annual Jared Shoemaker Memorial
Walk will directly support Special Olympic athletes in
Oklahoma, and the proceeds will be presented to Special
Olympics of Oklahoma on May 9th, 2012, at the
opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Games in Stillwater.
For many years the Tulsa Police Department has raised money for
Special Olympics of Oklahoma, and 3 years ago it had the
opportunity to help honor a true hero, Cpl. Jared Shoemaker.
Jared, a United States Marine and Police Officer for the
City of Tulsa, and two other Marines were killed in action on
September 4, 2006, during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Join us in honoring Jared's memory and sacrifice.
The Walk will step off on Monday, May 7th, 2012 at
0800 hours from Chandler Park. We will walk May
7th, 8th, and 9th until we enter
the beautiful campus of Oklahoma State University and join in the
Summer Games Opening Ceremonies. We are proud and honored to
once again have some of Jared's unit joining us to honor their
Please help us keep Jared's memory alive and support the
children of Oklahoma who need us! For donations of
$100 or more dollars you will receive a red shirt with the 2012
Walk Emblem. Blue shirts are available for anyone to order to
honor the event - $20.00 for cotton, $25.00 for dry-fit. All
proceeds from shirt sales will be included in the donation
presented to Special Olympics of Oklahoma.
If you would like to donate by check, please make payable to
Special Olympics Oklahoma and send to the following address:
Jared Shoemaker Memorial Walk
PO BOX 606
Owasso, OK 74055
Donations and more information on receiving a shirt or to
sign up to walk can be made online at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/Shoemaker/donate