The Gulf Coast leg of the Texas Law Enforcement Torch Run passed through Bryan Wednesday in an effort to promote the Special Olympics program.
A number of local law enforcement agencies took part in the procession of the torch, which began at the College Station Texas Roadhouse parking lot and ended along East 29th street in Bryan. Police say the torch will eventually travel through Brenham, Conroe, and Huntsville, before arriving at the University of Texas at Arlington campus for the site of the 2013 Special Olymics State Summer Games on Friday.
From Bryan Police:
In Texas, the Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1985. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is a running event where officers and athletes run the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" to the opening ceremonies of competitions. Special Olympics Texas is a privately funded non-profit organization, providing year-round sports training and athletic competition to over 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the Lone Star State. For more information about Special Olympics Texas and/or the Law Enforcement Torch Run, visit www.sotx.org or call 1-800-876-JOIN (5646).
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