Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Program

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Program
Image: specialolympicsma.org

The owner of ENT Associates of Northwest Florida, Dr. William B. Clark regularly contributes to health-oriented charities. One organization that Dr. William B. Clark supports is the Special Olympics, which hosts athletic events for athletes with disabilities and raises funds to improve their lives through sport.

One of the largest fundraising and awareness activities the Special Olympics sponsors is its Law Enforcement Torch Run®. Over the course of the event, officers and athletes team up to move the organization’s Flame of Hope to various competitions, including state and national events.

More than 85,000 law enforcement personnel participate in the event each year, which spans more than 46 countries and every American state. The run has raised millions of dollars since it was created more than 30 years ago. Started by a Kansas police chief, the event encompasses a variety of other fundraising vehicles. Special small events and T-shirt and merchandise sales help the run grow and bring awareness of disabilities and athletic achievement to a broad audience.

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Dr. William B. Clark of Pensacola, Florida, commands nearly three decades of experience as a medical practitioner with specialized training in ear, nose, and throat (ENT) treatments for adults and children. As the owner and lead physician of ENT Associates of Northwest Florida since 1991, Dr. Clark oversees the day-to-day administration and patient care for a busy Pensacola clinic. Prior to opening his private practice, Dr. William B. Clark completed his medical training at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine and served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps. After completing his undergraduate work at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tennessee, and joining the military in 1978, Dr. William B. Clark went on to earn his M.D. from The University of Tennessee in 1982. He followed this up with a yearlong medical internship at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in California and then a four-year residency in otolaryngology at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland. During the course of his military career, Dr. Clark served as a Battalion Surgeon at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology at the Naval Hospital Orlando. In 1991, Dr. Clark, a Navy Lieutenant commander at the time, received his honorable discharge and entered into private practice. Throughout his career, Dr. William B. Clark has kept his training and technical knowledge up to date through memberships in regional and national professional medical societies. He currently holds membership in the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American and Florida Medical Associations, and the Escambia County Medical Society. A family man and philanthropist, Dr. Clark spends his free time with his wife and three children and contributing hours and resources to the American Cancer Society, Special Olympics, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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