WINTER HAVEN — Winter Haven Police Department is moving forward with its annual 5K to raise money for Special Olympics on Saturday, despite the cancellation of Special Olympics Florida competitions through March 31 due to the recent coronavirus outbreak in the state. The event is “rain or shine” with no refunds issued for registered participants who do not attend. Those who cannot attend can pick up their shirt and finisher medal at the police department after the event. The 5K starts at 8 a.m. at Central Park, located downtown at 4th St. NW. The 1 Mile Walk will begin at 8:05 a.m. Participant packets can be picked up at the Winter Haven Library, 325 Ave. A NW, beginning at 6:30 a.m. WHPD Sgt. David Keigan said nearly 69 percent of Special Olympics participants live below the national poverty level. “According to a recent census, the average income for a family of four is $27,750,” he said. “How do you include your son or daughter in a program that costs you money?” Among the families who have become regulars at the event for about 23 years are Michael and Maria Lopez and their son, 34-year-old Ricky Lopez. “My son has been competing since he was small,” said Lopez, “in softball...