(Cody, Wyo.) - Yesterday, Cody hosted the Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run
to escort the Flame of Hope to
the Opening Ceremonies of the 2016 Area 1 Summer Games.
Local law enforcement officers from the Park County Sheriff's Office,
Lovell Police Department and Powell Police Department presented medals to
athletes at the Special Olympic Area Games on Friday in Cody.
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*From the Park County Sheriff's Department: *
"Today, Park County Special Olympics held competition in Cody at the high
school. Sheriff Scott Steward assisted by presenting the athletes with
their medals. Special Olympics provides a year round program of sports
training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual
"Intellectual disabilities happen in all cultures, races and countries.
The goal of Special Olympics is to reach out to the almost 200 million
people in the world with ID. Through sports, the athletes are seeing
themselves for their abilities, not disabilities. Their world is opened
with acceptance and understanding. They become confident and empowered by
their accomplishments. They are also making new friends, as part of the
most inclusive community on the planet -- a global community that is
growing every day. The 4.5 million Special Olympics athletes – ages 8 years
old and up -- come from more than 170 countries. They also have a Young
Athletes program for children ages 2 to 7. The Park County Sheriff's Office
is proud to play a small part in this truly inspiring global program."
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*Photos: h/t Matt Matt Koritnik and the Park County Sheriff's Office /