Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics kicks off in Sioux Falls

Law Enforcement Torch Run begins in Hamburg to Benefit Special Olympics

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises money for the New York Special Olympics, is led by "Guardians of the Flame" a group of over 6,000 law enforcement personnel from 470 different agencies around the state.

The competition is in its 49th year and Stillwater has hosted it for 35 of them.

The day was capped by opening ceremonies held at Gallagher-Iba Arena, where teams of athletes paraded in, the Flame of Hope was lit and volunteers, athletes and families were recognized. This comes before the 2018 Summer Games starting later this week.

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The torch route takes it to Missoula, where runners from Northwest Montana join up and the path heads east and then north to Great Falls for the State Special Olympics competition with this year's theme "Rise Above the Roar".

Almost 100 kids take part in the Special Olympics torch procession at John F. Kennedy Memorial Park Wednesday along with their parents, teachers and supporters. 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. "You really do so much for us and we're glad we can do something for you".

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