Torch Run to benefit Arizona's Special Olympics - Tucson News Now

Torch Run to benefit Arizona's Special Olympics

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Special Olympics Torch Run is happening all around Southern Arizona this morning. Local law enforcement officers are running to raise money for Special Olympics. 

Officers are lacing up their running shoes to participate in the annual torch run to benefit Special Olympics. 

They carry the torch representing the flame of hope, dedicated to helping Special Olympics Arizona.  Participants also raise money throughout the year through t-shirt sales to benefit the athletes and their supporting programs. The proceeds stay in Arizona to benefit local groups.

Tucson Police officers are getting close to handing off the torch to deputies from the Pima County Sheriff's Department and officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety.  They will carry the torch to Oro Valley, where it will be handed off to Oro Valley Police officers.

The torch, known as the Flame of Hope, is making its way to Phoenix, its final stop.

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates on where the torch is and who is carrying it.

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