Special Olympics Torch Run Kicks Off at Capitol

By: News 10
By: News 10

Dozens of police and corrections officers suited up for a nine-hour relay run from the State Capitol to Mt. Pleasant for Special Olympics Michigan.

The annual Torch Run began Thursday morning. It's the official start to the Special Olympics Summer Games, which take place on Central Michigan University's campus May 29-31.

"We get involved in the medal ceremony, where we deliver the medals to the athletes, you only have to do it one time and you're hooked," said 1st Lt. John Card, post commander at Houghton Lake. "It's a great event. This is what we do the fundraising for, and raising awareness for the athletes and bringing folks together for the summer games."

Some Special Olympics athletes also participated in the Torch Run.

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