Torch-bearing law enforcement gearing to run for Special Olympics Delaware

SUSSEX COUNTY – First State’s law enforcement is set to hit the pavement in support of Special Olympics Delaware.

The 32nd annual statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will feature more than 500 law enforcement officers spanning 160 miles between Wednesday, June 6 and Friday, June 8.

In its history, Delaware Law Enforcement has raised over $7 million.

Special Olympics Delaware provides a year-round program of quality sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or cognitive delays. A family of over 4,000 volunteers makes this program possible for the more than 4,200 athletes who compete in Special Olympics Delaware. The organization builds sports skills, confidence, strength, motivation and self-esteem … not just for the athletes, but for everyone involved.

This year’s Torch Run will start in Rehoboth Beach June 6 at 7 p.m.  Live music by 33 1/3 will lead the gala Torch Run sendoff from the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.

A leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run will begin Thursday, June 7 at 7:30 a.m. on The Circle.

On Thursday, June 7 the Torch Run will start at Delmar (6 a.m., U.S. 13 and SR 54), Lewes (6:30 a.m., Troop 7), and Georgetown (7:30 a.m., The Circle).

The route goes to Milford, Harrington, and Dover where a brief stop will be held at Legislative Hall at 2 p.m.

The Torch Run will continue on to Smyrna and Odessa.

The event concludes Friday, June 8 with several stops prior to final leg into the University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center for the official opening of the 2018 Summer Games.

There, the Special Olympics Flame of Hope will be delivered.

Information about the event and maps of the run can be found by clicking on the attached link:

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