Police Torch Run for the Special Olympics passes through Shelton

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut passed through Shelton today and the community came out in support.

Police officers carried the “Flame of Hope” through the community they serve to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics and inspire the community to accept and respect people of all abilities.

Students at Shelton High School joined the run at well.

The Torch Run took place around the state on June 4-6.

During the three-day run, more than 1,500 local law enforcement officers are expected to participate and cover more than 530 miles for Special Olympics

The Torch Run will conclude at Southern Connecticut State University on June 6, when officers on the final part of the run will arrive to be part of the opening ceremonies for Special Olympics Connecticut’s Summer Games weekend. More than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete at the Summer Games.

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for over 14,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and their teammates without disabilities.

Learn more at www.soct.org or 203-230-1201.