Law Enforcement Torch Run begins in Hamburg to Benefit Special Olympics

Lester Mason
May 17, 2018

The Louisiana Special Olympics is this weekend.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run precedes the Special Olympics Nebraska State Summer Games and consists of law enforcement officers from various agencies across the state running the "Flame of Hope" throughout Nebraska for one week to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Nebraska and the organization's 6,500 athletes who have an intellectual disability.

During the run, a ceremonial torch is carried by someone at all times.


On Monday over forty law enforcement personnel and supporters gathered in Maxwell to participate in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The torch will make its way to Spearfish for Thursday's Opening Ceremonies where more than half of the state's 2,100 Special Olympic athletes will compete at Black Hills State University. There are 5,750 competitions held in New York State each year. 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.

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