IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run

Law Enforcement Torch Run begins in Hamburg to Benefit Special Olympics

The officers represent the Atlanta Police Department, Department of Juvenile Justice, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, US Marshalls Service, MARTA Police Department and several other agencies across the state.

The torch has been passed across the state by law enforcement officers for the last two weeks and will make its final resting stop by the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony at Emory University Friday at 7:30 pm.

About Special Olympics New York Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers.

In addition, each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free donut coupon. Nathan Bestwick is also an athlete, but just volunteered this year at the Torch Run. Additional activities will vary by Dunkin' Donuts locations.

Almost 100 kids from Special Olympics came out for the festivities and to play on the playscape, as they saw off their teammates going to the state competition in Ames today through Saturday. The donut, called "The Champion", will be available at Dunkin' Donuts locations in Chicago and suburbs May 18. "My involvement with Special Olympics is truly an honor and another chance to uphold the oath I took when I was hired.to protect and serve".

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