Eureka Police Department press release:
Local Special Olympics athletes invite the public to join them in supporting our local law enforcement community at the first “Humboldt County Law Enforcement Torch Run”.
The event kicks off this Wednesday, June 15 at 12:30 p.m. at the Adorni Center Outdoor Amphitheater in Eureka and will continue through Old Town before ending at the Coast Guard Plaza at the foot of F Street on the Waterfront Promenade. .
Special Olympics athletes from Humboldt County are urging the community to come out and celebrate this inaugural torch run in Humboldt County. Law enforcement agencies throughout the county will participate in fundraising to support local programs.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run. This annual event is the largest public outreach and statewide fundraiser for Special Olympics. Humboldt County athletes urge the community to come out and celebrate this inaugural torch run in Humboldt County.
The Humboldt County law enforcement community supports Special Olympics efforts to provide essential health, wellness and athletic programs; promote social inclusion to end harassment and discrimination; and to bring people with and without disabilities together to compete as teammates in Unified Sports.
Special Olympics has been changing lives and attitudes for over 54 years and today is the world’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 countries.