Law Enforcement Torch Run begins in Hamburg to Benefit Special Olympics
Here is a great way to honor heroes while supporting and benefiting a wonderful organization such as the Special Olympics!
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a Thirty- year tradition that has been led by the Guardians of the Flame, of the Special Olympics. There are over Six Thousand law enforcement personnel from four hundred agencies throughout New York State. The goal of the Torch Run is to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.
This year the Special Olympics New York Flame of Hope will travel throughout Hamburg to Remember Fallen State Trooper David C. Brinkerhoff and Honor HSI Agent Joe Dubreville. The Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on Wednesday, May 16th, starting at noon and begin at Hamburg Police Department and travel more than 4 miles throughout Hamburg, passing by 4 different schools including Hamburg Middle, Union Pleasant, St. Peter and Paul and Charlotte Avenue Elementary to end back at Hamburg Police Department.
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About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. Special Olympics New York is the largest Special Olympics program in North America and has grown to include 66,835 athletes and unified partners and is arguably the best in both quality and quantity in the world. There are 5,750 competitions held in New York State each year. #SpecialOlympicsNY