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Casper law enforcement hit the streets carrying the 'Flame of Hope' with Special Olympics Wyoming

Casper law enforcement hit the streets carrying the 'Flame of Hope' with Special Olympics Wyoming

(Casper, Wyo.) - Taking the torch, local law enforcement personnel from Casper began carrying the “Flame of Hope” in their leg of the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Wyoming athletes. During this morning's Torch Run, Wyoming Law Enforcement wore bright yellow t-shirts while carrying the “Flame of Hope” across Casper and handing the torch off to the next group of officers. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, at its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 35 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $50 Million USD for local Special Olympics programs in 2013 and over $500 Million since its inception in 1981. See some photos below of the event: Photos: h/t Special Olympics Wyoming /Pitchengine Communities #oilcity #news ​