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Law Enforcement Torch Run 2017

Law Enforcement Torch Run 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run 2017
Nellie Chapman | 03 June, 2017, 01:58

In the Western Region, there are 20 legs ran throughout different communities, raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics.

Law enforcement officers left their uniforms at home and laced up their sneakers for the annual Special Olympics Torch Run.

There are five different legs: three stops in Buffalo - 10 a.m.at DE and Kenmore, 11 a.m.at the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters and noon at Canisius College.

Last year, the event raised over $100,000 for Special Olympics.

The Carroll County Torch Run is part of a larger Maryland Torch Run, which sees law enforcement, Special Olympics athletes and partners run the Flame of Hope across the county and to the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games in Towson on Friday, June 9, according to the release. Since its inception, the International Torch Run Program has raised more than USA $414 million for Special Olympics world-wide.

Funds raised support Special Olympians participation in the 2017 Special Olympics Summer Games at Illinois State University in June.

Sgt. Johnson said agencies participating in the Whatcom County segments of LETR are Border Patrol, FBI, Ferndale Police Department and Bellingham Police Department.

Special Olympics New York has 68,547 athletes across New York state compete and train in Olympic-style sports throughout the year, always at no cost to them or their families.