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Delaware law enforcement supporting Special Olympics hits the road next week.

The 33rd Annual Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Delaware will be held Wednesday, June 12 through Friday, June 14, involving over 500 officers while spanning 160 miles.

In its history, Delaware Law Enforcement has raised nearly $8 million.
Special Olympics Delaware provides a year-round program of quality sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or cognitive delays.

A family of over 4,000 volunteers makes this program possible for the more than 4,200 athletes who compete in Special Olympics Delaware. The organization builds sports skills, confidence, strength, motivation, and self-esteem … not just for the athletes, but for everyone involved.

This year’s Torch Run will be a three-day event, starting in Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Live music by 33 1/3 will lead the gala Torch Run sendoff from the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand.

On Thursday, June 13, the torch will start at Delmar (6 a.m., US 13 and SR 54), Lewes (6:30 a.m., Troop 7), and Georgetown (7:30 a.m., The Circle). It will proceed to Milford, Harrington and Dover where there will be a brief stop at Legislative Hall at 2 p.m., before continuing on to Smyrna and Odessa.

The event resumes on Friday, June 14 from Troop 9 at 6 a.m., with the torch proceeding to the Wilmington Police Headquarters in Wilmington for a 9:45 a.m. celebration. The event culminates with a final leg into the University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center for the official opening of the 2019 Summer Games where the Special Olympics Flame of Hope will be delivered.

Information about the event and maps of the run can be found by clicking on the attached link: http://www.sode.org/fundraisers/law-enforcement-torch-run.

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