The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1986 to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an intrastate relay consisting of various fundraising projects.
According to Special Olympics Illinois, approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents 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 Normal, IL.
SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
The Clarendon Hills Police Department is proud to be a part of this great event. Community members can show their support for Special Olympics Illinois by donating to the Torch Run. To find out more information about this important event and to make a donation check out the Special Olympics Illinois website.