Special Olympics torch to come to Wilton

The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut will take place June 4, 5 and 6. Officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the towns and cities they serve to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics and inspire communities to accept and respect people of all abilities.

One leg of the torch run will pass from Ridgefield to Wilton on Friday, June 6, from 9 to 11 a.m.

More than 1,500 local law enforcement officers are expected to participate in the run and cover more than 530 miles for Special Olympics. Spectators are encouraged. Everyone can show their support by cheering on these officers as they pass by and donating in their honor at soct.org/torch.

The three-day run will conclude at Southern Connecticut State University Friday, June 6, at 7:15 p.m., when officers will run a “final leg” into Jess Dow Field on campus and be part of opening ceremonies for Special Olympics Connecticut’s Summer Games weekend, where more than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete.

Information: visit soct.org, 203-230-1201 or specialolympicsct@soct.org.