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The City of Chicago Heights Police Department participated again this year in the Annual Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. Dozens of law enforcement officials and athletes came out to run for the event that helps raise money for Special Olympics Illinois and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate.The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an intrastate relay consisting of various fundraising projects. More than 1,000 people carry the Flame of Hope while running, cycling, and rollerblading over 1,500 miles, through hundreds of communities before the flame is ultimately delivered to Bloomington-Normal for the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics.Since beginning three decades ago the Law Enforcement Torch Run has since grown into the largest fundraising vehicle for Special Olympics Illinois, raising nearly $51 million over 31 years, while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.
For more information on the Special Olympics of Illinois, click here.