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Law enforcement to carry "Flame of Hope" along Monterey St. in SLO

The run shows support for Special Olympics of Southern California
Posted at 1:19 PM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-07 23:51:54-04

Law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes will gather in San Luis Obispo Tuesday evening to carry a torch from the Veterans Hall to the San Luis Obispo County Courthouse.

Runners will gather at about 5 p.m. to carry the "Flame of Hope" down Monterey St.

The ceremony honors local Special Olympics Athletes.

The Torch Run began in 1981 and now doubles as a fundraiser to raise money for Special Olympics Programs.

Founder of the program Richard LaMunyon said, "Through the [Law Enforcement Torch Run] and Special Olympics partnership we are lighting the way for acceptance and inclusion."