Come out and cheer on Crete’s Finest as the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is passing through town today at around 11 am.
Started in 1981, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest, worldwide grass-roots fundraising movement for the Special Olympics. In Illinois alone, 3,000 police officers, sheriff’s deputies, correction officers, support staff and other volunteers, carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, to the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in Normal.
Today, at around 11 am, Officers from Steger Police will pass on the Flame of Hope to Crete’s Finest, when they meet at Chicago and Richton. From there, Crete Officers will carry the flame to Main and Burville, passing it on to Monee PD.
This year’s Special Olympics Summer Games is scheduled for June 17 – 19.
To learn more, visit https://www.soill.org/blog/events/summer-games/