Attorney General Pam Bondi Kicks-Off 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run Benefiting Special Olympics
By Space Coast Daily // April 6, 2016
Over 33,000 participate in Special Olympics
Attorney General Pam Bondi kicked-off the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run Tuesday, benefiting the Special Olympics.
More than 300 law enforcement officers and supporters joined Attorney General Bondi and Special Olympics CEO and President Sherry Wheelock at the kick-off event.
Today marks the beginning of a 1,500-mile journey, as Florida law enforcement and corrections officers carry the Flame of Hope throughout Florida.
Eight thousand members of the law enforcement and corrections community will carry the torch to the opening ceremonies at the Annual Florida State Summer Games.
This year’s games will take place May 20, 2016 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.
“The Special Olympics is a truly fantastic event, and it is inspiring to see such unwavering support from our law enforcement, supporters and the athletes who will participate,” said Attorney General Bondi.
“I am proud and excited to take part in the Torch Run, Flame of Hope kick-off event and encourage all Floridians to support these amazing athletes and our dedicated law enforcement.”
In Florida, more than 33,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics activities throughout our state.
The Special Olympics gives athletes the opportunity to improve physical fitness, build self-esteem, develop social skills, make new friends, acquire leadership skills, have fun and learn life lessons that can last a lifetime.
For more information on Special Olympics Florida and how to get involved, visit SpecialOlympicsFlorida.org.