Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to Benefit Special Olympics

Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to Benefit Special Olympics

The event demonstrates the partnership between law enforcement and Special Olympics and spotlights the talents and achievements of local athletes as they get ready to compete at the summer games.

On Wednesday, they ran the final leg of the law enforcement torch run to Stillwater to open the games.

Special Olympics South Dakota is near the end of their voyage across the state with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

This year the Special Olympics New York Flame of Hope will travel throughout Hamburg to Remember Fallen State Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff and Honor HSI Agent Joe Dubreville. Almost 100 kids from Special Olympics came out for the festivities and to play on the playscape, as they saw off their teammates going to the state competition in Ames today through Saturday.

Each ceremony consists of local law enforcement running the Special Olympics torch through their community, celebrating with Special Olympics athletes, families, volunteers and supporters. Special Olympics New York is the largest Special Olympics program in North America and has grown to include 66,835 athletes and unified partners and is arguably the best in both quality and quantity in the world.

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