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 fallen friend. 

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


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