Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Florida
All around the world, Special Olympics has a formidable and caring legion of protectors and supporters: the law enforcement community. The signature event of the law enforcement community’s year-round support is the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida.
Every year, the Flame of Hope™ has traversed Florida in an intrastate relay of simultaneous routes throughout the state, covering countless thousands of miles. The torch is carried by local and state law enforcement officers all the way to the Opening Ceremony of Florida’s annual State Summer Games.
This year a few of our residents joined other athletes and officers in Lakeland as they carried the torch from the Southgate Publix to the Lake Miriam Publix on April 27…