Law Enforcement Torch To Pass Through Broome County For Special Olympics NY
Have you ever been nearby when an Olympic Torch is run through your community? I have never witnessed a run in person, but it must be pretty cool to see.
The Binghamton community will be able to see one happening on Tuesday, June 21st. The Special Olympics New York has announced that the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will pass through Broome County in the 2022 Binghamton University Torch Run, as the Flame of Hope makes its way around the state in support of Special Olympics New York.
The event will occur at 1 p.m. at the Binghamton University Peace Quad - the Couper Administration Building. Local law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes will be participating. The New York State Special Olympics Summer Games are slated for Friday and Saturday, June 24th and 25th at various venues in the Ithaca, New York area.
According to the news release, the Law Enforcement Torch Run has been a part of the Special Olympics for over 30 years by the 'Guardians of the Flame'which included law enforcement from various agencies in New York State. They raise funds and awareness for New York State Special Olympics, which is the largest state chapter in the United States.
Over 31,000 athletes compete throughout the year in various sporting events, and all the programs are free to athletes and their families. Visit the New York State Special Olympics statewide website or Special Olympics Southern Tier for more information about the organization, the Special Olympics Summer Games, to become a volunteer, or to make a donation.