Law Enforcement Torch Run raises funds ahead of Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games
The Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games begin this weekend, and athletes are getting in some training thanks to local law enforcement officers.
The final day of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics took place Friday ahead of the games.
The three-day run is a statewide event and includes several different legs. Hundreds of officers participate with Special Olympics athletes, passing the ceremonial 'Flame of Hope' torch at each town line.
The last leg of the run ends at Fairfield University prior to the opening ceremony of the games.
This year, Special Olympics athletes were able to run side by side with officers once again after the event was scaled back the past two years because of COVID-19.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run has been taking place since the 1970s and is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics.