Special Olympics Torch Run
From: Sheriff Todd Entrekin
LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN
(Etowah County, Alabama) Employees of the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the Law Enforcement Special Olympics Torch Run tomorrow.
The Flame of Hope torch will be carried on a one-mile run from the James D. Martin Wildlife Sanctuary, South 11th Street, to the opening ceremony at Gadsden City High School. An athlete will join sheriff’s office runners at the high school to officially begin the Special Olympics.
The opening ceremony is planned to begin tomorrow, Friday, April 26, at 9:00 a.m. Sheriff’s office employees will gather at the wildlife sanctuary on South 11th Street beginning at 8:45 a.m.
Sheriff Todd Entrekin says, “We are proud to be a part of the annual torch run. To see the smiles on athlete’s faces when the torch is brought onto the field is heartwarming.”
According to www.specialolympics.org, “More than 85, 000 law enforcement officers will carry the Flame of Hope across 35 nations, raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics.”
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