Law enforcement officers on federal, state, and local levels from Alabama traveled to Anniston to help raise awareness for the Special Olympics. More than 100 law enforcement officials carried the “Flame of Hope” torch from city to city to help raise awareness and bring fundraising for Special Olympics of Alabama.
Officers ran seven legs today with plans of running five more tomorrow. The Special Olympics is filled with different events for students with disabilities to participate in. Deputy Debbie Sumrall is also the Director for the ALE Torch Run and she says their ultimate goal is to get to the Summer Games and light the cauldron to start the Special Olympics games at Troy University.
Anniston Police Chief Shane Denham says this time of year is always holds special meaning to him. Because of the community’s support, 17 local area students will be competing in the Special Olympics this year.