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Special Olympics Torch Run

Words: Sandy Eichhorn

Photos: CHS Wingspan

On Thursday, June 9, Howard County police officers and Special Olympic athletes ran in the Special Olympics Torch Run. This run has supports the Special Olympics, and was brought to Maryland by the Howard County Police Department 31 years ago. Runners carried the “Flame of Hope”, or the Special Olympics torch as they passes by three schools where students cheered the runners on.

After the run, some of the Special Olympic athletes from Howard County were sworn in as honorary Howard County law enforcement officers. Since it was brought to Maryland, the Torch Run has raised over $25 million dollars for Special Olympics Maryland.

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