The 32nd Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics made its way through the county on Friday when the torch was passed off to law enforcement representatives from Hunterdon County. A group of more than 40 law enforcement volunteers participated as the torch was carried from Route 31 in Clinton, through the borough of Flemington, to East Amwell Township. The Torch Run ended at the College of New Jersey in Ewing Township, the site for the 2015 Special Olympics New Jersey Summer Games. On Saturday and Sunday, 2,500 athletes from across New Jersey will compete in this year’s Summer Games.
According to Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, “I would like to thank all the Torch Run participants for their dedication to such a great cause. I would also like to congratulate all the athletes that competed over the weekend, their hard work and sportsmanship is a true testament to the spirit of the Special Olympics.”
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a statewide campaign that was started in 1984 to help raise money for the Special Olympics. Annually, through local and statewide events, law enforcement officer from across New Jersey raise millions of dollars for the Special Olympics.
Members from the following agencies participated in this year’s torch run through Hunterdon County:
Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office
Hunterdon County SWAT Team
Hunterdon County Division of Corrections
New Jersey State Park Rangers
Town of Clinton Police Department
Clinton Township Police Department
Delaware Township Police Department
Flemington Borough Police Department
Raritan Township Police Department
Tewksbury Township Police Department
New Jersey State Police – PerryvilleBarracks
Anyone interested in donating to the Special Olympics can visit the following link: https://secure.sonj.org/torch-run/donate