IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run

IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run

IPD kicks off Special Olympics torch run

"The Palestine Police Department is proud to participate in such an outstanding event for such a worthy cause", Community Liaison Officer Michele Herbert-Reyes said. Between now and June, the Special Olympics will hold eight torch runs across the state leading up to the state summer games in Schenectady and at Sienna College.

This week is the annual torch run in support of Louisiana Special Olympics.

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.

Donations to the event can be made here. Nathan Bestwick is also an athlete, but just volunteered this year at the Torch Run.

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Detective Robbie Peterson of the West Chicago Police Department said, "Cop on a Rooftop is important because it puts the athletes of Special Olympics in the forefront that day across the state of IL and gives us, law enforcement officers, an opportunity to interact with our community in a positive manner".

Here is a great way to honor heroes while supporting and benefiting a wonderful organization such as the Special Olympics!

The Special Olympics will run until Friday.

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