Date/Time of Release: 07/08/2013 - 10:00
Contact Person: Andrea Zielinski
Contact Number: 541-440-4486
Subject: Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Date/Time of Incident: 07/09/2013 - 08:00
Incident Location: Douglas County
Case Number: N/A
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is scheduled to run through Douglas County on Tuesday, July 9.
Local officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” for Special Olympics Oregon through Douglas County on Tuesday, July 9. Law Enforcement Officers from Myrtle Creek Police Department, Winston Police Department, Roseburg Police Department, Sutherlin Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Oregon State Police will be participating to bring awareness to Special Olympics and the upcoming State Summer Games.
The community is welcome and encouraged to come out to support and cheer on the runners.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run represents a long-standing tradition within the Special Olympics family. During the week of July 8-13, over 800 law enforcement volunteers (Guardians of the Flame) and Special Olympics Oregon athletes will relay the Flame of Hope to Summer State Games, their destination being the Games Ceremonies at Newberg High School Stadium.
There will be a brief media event on the Courthouse lawn at approximately 11:30 AM on Tuesday, July 9. Representatives from participating law enforcement agencies and Special Olympics athletes will be available for comments.