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Palos Heights Police to Take Part in Special Olympics Torch Run

Palos Heights officers will be among thousands from across the state carrying the Flame of Hope 1,500 miles to the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games.

The Palos Heights Police Department will again be a part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics on Wednesday, June 11, at 8 a.m. The group will gather at the Private Bank parking lot prior to the start, located at 11850 S. Harlem Ave. prior to the start. 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® has raised nearly $28 million over 27 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.

Approximately 3,000 officers representing every branch of law enforcement across the state from local police officers to FBI agents will carry the Flame of Hope nearly 1,500 miles, running through thousands of Illinois communities via 23 different legs (routes) to its final destination—the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in June in Normal. View list of participating agencies and Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee members.

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