LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS CARRY THE TORCH FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS
On Wednesday, June 12th, local law enforcement officers will take to the roads of Southern Illinois to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, in the 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle for Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. Each year, more than 3,000 officers in Illinois run more than 1,500 miles carrying the Flame of Hope through the streets of their hometowns and deliver it to the State Summer Games in Normal in June.
Last year the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run raised over $2.9 million, making it the second highest grossing event in the world.
This year, local officers, citizens and Special Olympic athletes will run from City Hall in Carbondale to Rent One Park in Marion, carrying the torch into the stadium prior to the Miners game. Kickoff for the run will be at 3:00 p.m., with the runners leaving at 3:30 p.m.
For more information about the Torch Run or to make a donation to the 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics contact Sergeant Amber Ronketto at 618-457-3200 ext 465.