Torch run for the Special Olympics

Above are photos from the 30th Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics. In the top photo, Norwich Police Officer Brandon Clarke poses for a photo with his partner for the event. In the bottom photo, runners celebrate after making it to the finish line. Senator Fred Akshar, along with members of local law enforcement carried the “Flame of Hope” from the Norwich Police Department to Evolve Fitness. This event hopes to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York athletes, and the 2016 Special Olympics New York Summer Games, June 10-12, at SUNY Brockport. More than 1,700 Special Olympics New York athletes, coaches and volunteers are expected to attend the weekend of competition including basketball, volleyball, track & field, tennis, bowling, gymnastics, aquatics and powerlifting. (Top photo submitted, bottom photo by Ashley Babbitt). Additional photos appear on page ten of today’s edition.



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