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Couple Honored for Contribution to Special Olympics


Pictured from left to right: St. Mary's County Commissioner President Jack Russell, Jo Anne Alexander, David Alexander and Susan Erichsen, Commission for Persons with Disabilities. (Submitted photo)
Pictured from left to right: St. Mary's County Commissioner President Jack Russell, Jo Anne Alexander, David Alexander and Susan Erichsen, Commission for Persons with Disabilities. (Submitted photo)

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (November 16, 2010)—St. Mary's County Sheriff's Corporal David Alexander and his wife Jo Anne were honored by the Commission for Persons with Disabilities at the weekly St. Mary's County Board of County Commissioner's meeting on October 26.

For the past seven years the couple has collaborated with community members, businesses, and organization to arrange and successfully hold the St. Mary's County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Maryland's Special Olympics. Their combined efforts have raised over $65,000 to fund events such as training, competitions, and programs which benefit Special Olympic athletes, their families, and the community.

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