Special Olympics fundraiser held Monday in Campbell

Monday night, law enforcement officers from across Campbell County gathered at LaFollette eatery, The Local, to raise money for the Special Olympics program in Campbell County.

The first official event will be a track and field meet on May 8th, but Monday night, police officers from Caryville, Jacksboro, and LaFollette were joined by Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers and deputies from the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office to serve as “Celebrity Waiters, collecting tips to support the program, which is returning to Campbell County after nearly 20 years.

Monday’s event raised over $2500, according to organizers. You can find out more by following Special Olympics Campbell County on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SOCampbellCounty, or call 423-494-4894.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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