October 22, 2021

Mississippi Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics Today

Mary Apel

The Mississippi Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics will stop in Laurel today. Area law enforcement officers will be running to support Special Olympics which focuses on children and adults with an intellectual disability.

Special Olympics provides these athletes with ongoing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

The Torch Run runners will leave the Laurel Police Department at 1:30pm following a course through downtown Laurel and ending at 5th Avenue and Euclid.

An opening ceremony will begin at 1:15pm on the steps of the Laurel Police Department.

From the Pearl Police Facebook Page:

“It was an honor for members of the Pearl Police and Fire Departments to take part in the statewide torch relay for the Special Olympics of Mississippi. The torch made its way to Trustmark Park and the Riverwind Shopping District in Pearl on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The Fall games get underway this weekend at Camp Shelby down in Hattiesburg. We look forward to running the torch again later this year for the spring/summer games.”

To learn more, donate or buy merchandise to support the Special Olympics here in Mississippi visit https://specialolympicsms.org/

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