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Posted on: May 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Law Enforcement Torch Run

The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be held on June 09th for our area.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised nearly $28 million over 27 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.

Approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to FBI agents will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, running through thousands of Illinois communities via 23 different legs (routes) to its final destination – the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in June in Normal Illinois.

Law Enforcement Torch Run tee shirts are $15.00. All sizes available. Raffle tickets for $10.00 for a chance to win a 2015 Harley Davidson Street Glide Motorcycle and five additional big screens televisions will be raffled off. Torch Run Hats $15.00. If you would like to make a Donation to Special Olympics Illinois or purchase Torch Run merchandise please stop by the Midlothian Police Department or contact Sgt. Adam Thibo @ 708-385-2534.

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