Published: Sat, June 03, 2017
Finance | By Kristine Clayton

Virginia officers to carry torch to support Special Olympics

Virginia officers to carry torch to support Special Olympics

For the 31st year in NY state, law enforcement officers will be carrying the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies at the State Summer Games.

This event continues to grow as the single largest fund-raiser for the Illinois Special Olympics.

Local law enforcement and the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office will take to the streets of Carroll County as they walk, run and bike to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland.

The final leg will leave from the Carroll County Farm Museum at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to participate in this leg.

Upon arrival at the State Capitol, agencies from across the state will gather for the Opening Ceremonies of the Colorado Special Olympics. In 2016, District 12, Effingham, together with your help, raised $12,387.02 for Special Olympics.

The police department will run the torch from their headquarters to the Richlands Police Department. More than 142,000 volunteers from 113 LETR programs across 46 countries every year carry the "Flame of Hope", raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics.

Special Olympics New York has 68,547 athletes across New York state compete and train in Olympic-style sports throughout the year, always at no cost to them or their families.

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