Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Special Olympics Walk/Run Saturday April 29

Law Enforcement's statewide benefit run for Special Olympics will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 11:00a at the Hendry LaBelle Civic Park. The run will begin at 11:00 am and walking is acceptable. The course is just under 2 miles and will begin at the park making its way down Jaycee Lions Drive to Main Street (heading south) to Cowboy Way and then returning to the park on Jaycee Lions Drive.

Law enforcement officers from over 300 Florida agencies (police departments, sheriff’s offices, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Customs, Air Force Police and Marine Patrol) all participate in the state-wide torch run to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Florida. 

Each year, over 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1500-mile relay through 67 counties in Florida.

Funds are generated through contributions from individuals and businesses along the way and through sales of the popular Torch Run T-shirts and caps. The intrastate torch relay will start at the end of March and culminate at the Opening Ceremony of our Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games in May. Law Enforcement Officers from around the state join together to bring the Flame of Hope™ into the stadium.

Immediately following the run we invite everyone to come out and join in the “After Party” which will be a community, family oriented event with food trucks, bounce houses, pony rides, games, entertainment and community displays.

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