“Law enforcement officers are the ‘Guardians of the Flame of Hope’ for Special Olympics athletes in more than 100 countries around the world,” said Tony Bahou, president and CEO of Special Olympics Mississippi. “Their efforts help us provide life-changing experiences and competitions for more than 4,000 athletes in Mississippi year round.”
This week, May 16-20, law enforcement officers across the state will celebrate their fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Mississippi with the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics! The Run ends at Keesler Air Force Base on May 20, where the flames will unite to light the cauldron at the start of the 2016 Summer Games. We encourage everyone to cheer on our law enforcement officers as they run throughout the state this week! For a full schedule of participating communities, times and location, please visit www.specialolympicsms.org/games-events.
Special Olympics Mississippi serves more than 4,000 incredible athletes across the state. The Mississippi Charter of Special Olympics provides sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics gives these individuals extraordinary opportunities to develop physical fitness, gain courage and confidence, experience joy and share their gifts and love with others. For more information on this incredible organization, please visit www.specialolympicsms.org.
Photograph courtesy of Special Olympics Mississippi