The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1986 to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an intrastate relay consisting of various fundraising projects.
According to Special Olympics Illinois, approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, running through thousands of Illinois communities via 23 different legs (routes) to its final destination – the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in June in Normal.
Community members can show their support for Special Olympics Illinois by donating to the Torch Run.
You can discover more information about this important event at the Special Olympics Illinois website.
SUPPORT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
The Clarendon Hills Police Department is participating in the fundraising efforts for the Torch Run where approximately 3,000 Illinois officers will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles from June 2 - 7 for the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games being held on June 7th in Normal, IL. As part of our fundraising efforts the following merchandise can be purchased at the Police Department.