Local agencies take part in Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois

  • On June 5, men and women from multiple police agencies, local Special Olympics athletes and their friends and families took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at Veterans Acres Park in Crystal Lake.

    On June 5, men and women from multiple police agencies, local Special Olympics athletes and their friends and families took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at Veterans Acres Park in Crystal Lake. Courtesy of city of Crystal Lake

  • Various law enforcement agencies took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Crystal Lake.

    Various law enforcement agencies took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics in Crystal Lake. Courtesy of city of Crystal Lake

  • Carrying the torch to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois is an honor for area law enforcement agencies.

    Carrying the torch to raise money for Special Olympics Illinois is an honor for area law enforcement agencies. Courtesy of city of Crystal Lake

  • The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a long-standing tradition for the state's law enforcement agencies.

    The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is a long-standing tradition for the state's law enforcement agencies. Courtesy of city of Crystal Lake

 
 
Updated 6/11/2021 6:15 AM

On Saturday, June 5, men and women from multiple police agencies, local Special Olympics athletes and their friends and families took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at Veterans Acres Park in Crystal Lake.

This event raised funds and awareness on behalf of Special Olympics Illinois. The following police agencies were in attendance and participated; Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Crystal Lake Park District, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, McHenry County Sheriff's Department, and Woodstock.

 

Multiple local businesses provided food and water donations, including the following; Algonquin Jewel-Osco, Algonquin Jimmy John's, Algonquin Meijer store, Lake in the Hills Jersey Mike's, and Crystal Lake Mariano's.

Donations can be made through the Law Enforcement Torch Run Virtual Torch Run site, soill.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=882, or by contacting any of the local police agencies who participated.

If you would like a Law Enforcement Torch Run T-shirt, contact your local agency.

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