Several hundred students and law enforcement officers participated in this year’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics held last Wednesday morning in Quincy.
The purpose of the run is to increase awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics.
The Gadsden County Special Olympic athletes participated along with law enforcement volunteers for this event.
The athletes were transported from their schools to Piggly Wiggly in Quincy where they were joined with the Law Enforcement Torch Run Gadsden Leg that began at the Gadsden Correctional Facilities on State Road 12. They then participated in the run to the Joe Ferolito Recreational Center where they were served lunch and had a small program.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR) began in 1981.
Since its inception, it has grown extensively worldwide with over 142,000 volunteers spanning 48 countries, and raising more than $414 million for the Special Olympics movement.