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Today’s the Day! Special Olympics Torch Run Begins at 7:00a.m.

The third annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Northern California Special Olympics will take place this morning, June 17th, starting at the old courthouse on Lassen Street, running down Main Street, turning at Rob’s Way and ending on Riverside Drive at the new Hall of Justice.

The lead runners, carrying a torch, run, relay style, handing it off to different participants along the course. This is the same torch that will be used to light the Cauldron at the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Summer Games.

According to organizers the mission of the event, in partnership with the community, is to support Special Olympics through fundraising and public awareness efforts, while enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

LETR is a year-round fundraising campaign that generates thousands of dollars to benefit programs for more than 26,000 Special Olympics athletes in northern California.

Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:00a.m., on the steps of the historic courthouse. Runners leave at 7:15.

Barbara Oxford and her team from Golden 1 Credit Union will be at the finish line to hand out refreshments and snacks which were donated by Golden 1, Grocery Outlet and Blach Distributing.

Everyone is encouraged to line the course and cheer on the participants as they make their way downtown.

If you would like to support LETR financially you can contribute by following this link.

Torch runners at the beginning of last year’s event
Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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