Torch Run for Special Olympics, involving over 500 law enforcement officers and spanning 160 miles, will be June 8-10.
The 30th annual Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, involving over 500 law enforcement officers and spanning 160 miles, will be held from June 8-10.
The three-day Torch Run starts at 5 p.m. June 8 at Rehoboth Beach.
The Bike Prologue will return as part of the Torch Run's 30th anniversary and is open to everyone. Live music by 33 1/3 will be performed at 7 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.
The torch will start at at 6:30 a.m. June 9 in Lewes, 7 a.m. at the Circle in Georgetown and at 6 a.m. at routes 13 and 54 in Delmar and will travel to Milford, Harrington and Dover where a brief stop will be held at Legislative Hall at 2 p.m.
The torch will then continue on to Smyrna and Odessa. It continues at 6 a.m. June 10 from Troop 9 with the torch proceeding to the police headquarters in Wilmington for a 9:45 a.m. celebration.
The final leg is into the University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center for the opening of the 2016 Summer Games where the Special Olympics Flame of Hope will be delivered.
Special Olympics Delaware provides a year-round program of quality sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and cognitive delays. A family of over 4,000 volunteers makes this program possible for the more than 3,700 athletes who compete in Special Olympics Delaware.
The organization builds sports skills, confidence, strength, motivation and self-esteem.
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