Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics a Success

Prince George’s County, Maryland… Prince George’s County Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton and Hyattsville City Police Chief Douglas K. Holland participated in the opening ceremonies for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run -“Flame of Hope” for Special Olympics on Wednesday morning at the Hyattsville Justice Center.

Over 100 runners representing the Prince George's County Police Department, Hyattsville City Police Department, Laurel Police Department, and other local and federal agencies joined the athletes as they carried the “Flame of Hope” north on Route 1 through College Park to the American Legion. From there, the “Flame of Hope” will be passed to a Special Olympics athlete who will light the Olympic cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games at Towson University, June 11-13.          

Today marked the 25th Anniversary of the Maryland Torch Run. A movement that began in 1986 continues  to be a huge success by raising significant funds for the Special Olympics. “You get a sense of strength through the smiles and spirit of our Special Olympians. Each year, we look forward to being a part of such an inspiring event. Events such as this help create winning attitudes in all of us.” said Chief Roberto Hylton.

For more information, contact the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Press Information Office at (301) 772-4710.

All Pictures Courtesy of the Prince George's County Police Department

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

in the laurel Maryland was who run on
torch run it is Ben Stevick

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