Passing the Torch for the Special Olympics

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

The Special Olympics Ohio kicked off in Marietta Wednesday morning, and now the torch is on its way to Columbus.

Representatives from the Ohio Highway Patrol, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Noble Correctional Institute teamed up with students from the WASCO center.

The Special Olympics torch was lit and then passed along.

The event is a fundraiser, and this year officials are hoping to earn $250,000 for the athletes.

"It's something that law enforcement thought they could do to be a part of the community to support the special athletes and their endeavors. It's a run for hope for those folks," Sgt. Anne Ralston with the Ohio Highway Patrol said.

The run will take three days before reaching Columbus, where the Special Olympics Ohio will take place.

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  • by Steve Location: Williamstown on Jun 24, 2009 at 03:29 PM
    Good Luck to all of the athletes at the Ohio Summer Games and a thanks to all of the law enforcement officers for their continued support of this great organization. "Let me win, but if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt".
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