Special Olympics Torch Run passes through town Friday

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut will take place June 4, 5 and 6. Officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the towns and cities they serve to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics and inspire communities to accept and respect people of all abilities. To find out more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run, including times it will be coming through your town, visit soct.org and follow facebook.com/CTLETR and twitter.com/SOCTconnecticut.

On Friday, June 6, Leg 9b runs from Monroe to New Haven, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. passing through Ansonia, Monroe, New Haven, Shelton, Trumbull and Woodbridge.

More than 1,500 local law enforcement officers are expected to participate in the Run and cover more than 530 miles for Special Olympics. Spectators are encouraged. Everyone can show their support by cheering on these officers as they pass by and donating in their honor at soct.org/torch.

The three-day Run will conclude at Southern Connecticut State University Friday, June 6, at 7:15 p.m., when officers will run a “Final Leg” into Jess Dow Field on campus and be part of Opening Ceremonies for Special Olympics Connecticut’s Summer Games weekend, where more than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete at that event.

For more information, visit soct.org, call 203-230-1201 or email specialolympicsct@soct.org.