Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run begins in Hamburg to Benefit Special Olympics

A nice-sized contingent of law officers and Bitterroot Special Olympians paraded along one lane of USA 93 through Hamilton Saturday as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run to support the Summer Special Olympics. The event kicked off right outside the Ithaca Police Department.

Slated to speak at the press conference are: Officer John Clifton (LETR State Executive Chair), Atlanta Police Department's Chief Shields, Elena Weaver (Special Olympics Athlete & 2018 Torch Bearer) and Matthew Wynne (Special Olympics Athlete & LETR Ambassador).

Law Enforcement Torch Run Director Jim Smit says, "It's all to have fun". They will take the torch and begin their final leg of the run through downtown Atlanta and make their way onto Emory's campus. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, will be sold for various donation amounts.

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The Louisiana Special Olympics is this weekend. The donut, called "The Champion", will be available at Dunkin' Donuts locations in Chicago and suburbs May 18. The goal of the Torch Run is to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.

Special Olympics Athlete Becky Cavanagh of Clarendon Hills added, "Eating donuts is my favorite part of Cop on a Rooftop".

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