Carrying the torch for Special Olympics
June 11, 2012 12:46PM
Special Olympian Dan James of Sugar Grove carries a torch while participating in a torch run with members of local law enforcement agencies Sunday in North Aurora. The run was held to draw attention to the upcoming Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games June 15 in Normal. Mary Beth Nolan~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: July 13, 2012 6:05AM
Police officers from Aurora, Elgin and other area communities carried the torch for Special Olympics over the weekend.
The Illinois Special Olympics Torch Run, with the Fox Valley leg setting out from Aurora, is designed to bring awareness to the mission of Special Olympics and features police officers from around the region carrying the “Flame of Hope” torch.
The torch will be carried through dozens of Illinois communities via 23 different legs to its final destination — the opening ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games on Friday at Illinois State University in Normal.
Taking part in the Aurora leg of the run were police department teams from Aurora, North Aurora, Montgomery, Batavia, Geneva, Elgin and West Dundee.