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    Wyoming Law Enforcement to carry “Flame of Hope” to Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games

    Law enforcement personnel from Jackson will be carrying the “Flame of Hope” in the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.  The Law Enforcement Torch Run will begin at the Jackson Hole Visitors Center at 2:00 PM.  The Special Olympics torch will then be run by Special Olympics Wyoming athletes and law enforcement officers to the Town Square for a brief ceremony, with the Mayor Pete Muldoon, and then continue down Broadway Street to arrive at Jackson Hole High School in preparation for Winter Games Opening Ceremony at 3:00 PM Tuesday, February 5th, 2019.

    During the Torch Run, Wyoming Law Enforcement will be wearing NAVY BLUE jackets while carrying the “Flame of Hope”, please be sure to cheer them on when you see them.  For more information on the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run please visit www.SpecialOlympicsWY.org/fundraising/torch-run.

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)

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    The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, at its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 98,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the Torch Run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $56 million USD for local Special Olympics programs in 2017 and nearly $750 million since its inception in 1981.

    About Special Olympics Wyoming

    Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.

    Visit Special Olympics Wyoming at www.specialolympicswy.org

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