While year-round fundraising and awareness is the cornerstone of the relationship between Law Enforcement and Special Olympics, the annual  Final Leg Torch Run and Summer Games are, without a doubt, the culminating events for our Law Enforcement agencies throughout Northern California. 

The Torch Run, June 15 - 21 throughout Northern California

Hundreds of Law Enforcement personnel gather with their agencies to escort the Special Olympics Torch, the Flame of Hope, through the streets in their communities as they relay the torch to the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games.  Agency personnel are staged in their counties and  hand-off the Flame of Hope to their counter-parts who then carry the torch to the next agency until the Flame of Hope reaches its final destination at the Summer Games on the UC Davis campus.  The Torch Run is the chance for Law Enforcement to showcase their dedication and commitment to Special Olympics and the athletes they serve.  All Law Enforcement personnel and every agency in Northern California is invited to register to escort the Torch to the Games in their community.  

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Summer Games June 21 - 23, U.C. Davis

The Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games is the premier sporting event of the year for Special Olympics.  Special Olympics athletes from all over Northern California come together to compete against their peers in bocce, swimming, tennis or track & field.  Over the course of the weekend, hundreds of Law Enforcement come out to honor the athletes by participating in the Wall of Honor during the Parade of Athletes at Opening Ceremony and presenting awards on Saturday and Sunday.  Ask any agency personnel who has attend in the past and they'll tell you it is an experience that you will never forget.  Whether you can come out for a couple of hours or the entire weekend, this is one event that you won't want to miss! 

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About the Law Enforcement Torch Run

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