MAPLE PARK – The Maple Park Police Department was awarded the Flame of Hope Trophy at the annual Special Olympics’ kickoff event in Normal. With fundraising activities coordinated by Jim and Colleen MacRunnels of Elburn, the department raised more than any other agency in Illinois.
Maple Park police will have their name in the No. 1 position on this years’ shirt. The department raised more than $63,000 in 2013. Since 2011, Maple Park has raised more than $120,000 for Special Olympics.
The trophy is proudly displayed in the village office, and will travel to The Pub, Bootleggers, Casey’s General Store and Honest Auto, community businesses that have supported the department’s events.