Broward law enforcement teams up with Special Olympics for annual ‘Torch Run’

DAVIE, Fla. (WSVN) — The law enforcement community of Broward County hit the pavement along with Special Olympics athletes, Thursday, in support of the nonprofit organization.

The 33rd annual Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting the Special Olympics is an international event that raises funds for the organization and brings community awareness to the courageous athletes of the Special Olympics.

Each year, the "Flame of Hope" torch, which is the symbol of the Special Olympics, has traveled through Florida on an intrastate relay that covers thousands of miles. During the final leg of the Torch Run, they will take the flame to the Opening Ceremonies of Florida’s annual state summer games in Orlando, on May 20.

Today, law enforcement officers from around the county carried the torch through the streets of Broward, beginning at A1A and County Line in Hallandale Beach and ending at the Palm Beach County Line. Even 7’s own sports reporter Mike DiPasquale took part in the run, carrying the torch for some of the run.
 
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the signature event of the law enforcement community’s year-round support for Special Olympics Florida. Funds are generated through the sale of Torch Run T-shirts and hats and through various local fund raising events.

Today’s event began at 8 a.m. and ended at 1:30 p.m.

For more information visit  www.specialolympicsbroward.org.