YORK COUNTY, SC - The 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will pass through York County on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Torch Run will culminate the evening of May 5th, 2017 in Columbia, S.C. More than 40 law enforcement agencies in South Carolina will participate in the Special Olympics Torch run.
York County Torch Run participants, officers and athletes, will meet in the main parking lot of Cherry Park, Thursday May 4th at 7:45 a.m. Cherry Park is located at 1466 Cherry Road Rock Hill, SC. The York County leg of the Torch Run will begin as runners exit Cherry Park at approximately 8:00 a.m. running south on Cherry Road. Law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes will stop at the Rock Hill City Hall plaza on Black Street. After a brief ceremony with Special Olympics athletes, the run will continue to the Chester County line on Highway 901. The torch will be handed off to Chester County Law Enforcement members.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is an international event participated in by law enforcement officers throughout the world, with the purpose of raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics. Special Olympics-South Carolina serves more than 17,000 athletes annually. Law enforcement officers carry torches across 35 nations during the Special Olympics Torch Run.
The public is invited to view the Special Olympics of South Carolina website at www.so-sc.org