"Guardians of the Flame of Hope" ran 5K during the Conference. See more photos.
Law Enforcement gathered to celebrate their support to Special Olympics through the Law Enforcement Torch Run movement.View Story ▼Like every year, U.S. Law Enforcement and others around the world gathered to celebrate their support to Special Olympics through the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Torch Run is more than a race; it is an activity in which security agents, athletes, and Special Olympics members, work together and organize different events in order to create awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics. One of the most celebrated achievements was the collection, during 2015, of more than 55 million dollars, to continue promoting inclusion and improving the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics’ mission.The conference, considered as a family reunion, was held in Phoenix, Arizona from September 15 through the 17th. Almost 1,000 Law Enforcement agents participated, along with Special Olympics’ Global CEO, Mary Davis, Special Olympics members, VIPs, sponsors like Coca-Cola and ESPN, as well as motivational speakers. One of the speakers was Loretta Claiborne, Special Olympics Chief of Inspiration, and motivational speakers Jason Schechterle and Jessica Cox. They touched the hearts of the audience and left a clear message: “nothing is impossible for those who have a clear mission and work to achieve it with passion and dedication."
About Leilani Gonzalez:Marketing and Development Coordinator for Special Olympics Latin AmericaView less ▲