Law Enforcement Torch Run® Final Leg in PH
Jul 09, 2015 08:28AM
● By Jennifer Neys
For more than 34 years, law enforcement officers have been volunteering to champion acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities.
This summer, law enforcement personnel from around the world will gather to carry the Flame of Hope™ the length and breadth of California before bringing the Flame of Hope™ into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as part of the Opening Ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games on Saturday, July 25. With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.
This is a once in a life time experience to witness firsthand the inspirational journey of the Torch on its way to the World Games. The public is invited, and we encourage you and your family and friends, to line the route and attend the ceremony Tuesday, July 14, 2015 between 6:55 pm to 7:55 pm.
The Torch Run Final Leg Team will conduct a ceremonial run beginning at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, 233 Gregory Lane, to the ceremony site at Pleasant Hill City Hall 100 Gregory Lane. Upon arrival at City Hall, at approximately 6:55 pm, there will be a one hour inspirational and motivating presentation to create public awareness for Special Olympics that includes the Final Leg Team taking time to meet and greet the community. Following the ceremony the Final Leg Team will continue their journey running through the downtown along Crescent Dr. before proceeding to their next location.
The best viewing area for both the team arrival and ceremony will be on Trelany Road between Cleaveland Rd. and Gregory Lane near the City Hall gazebo at approximately 6:55 pm. Your next opportunity to see the team running in formation and carrying the Flame will be after the ceremony as the team runs through the downtown along Crescent Dr.
This is a once in a life time experience to witness firsthand the inspirational journey of the Torch on its way to the World Games!