Torch Run

Ruther Glen, VA

#1 Jun 9, 2006
Contact: Special Olympics Virginia PR Director Heidi Walters
804.346.5544 ext 3025
The Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run, to benefit Special Olympics Virginia, is set to come through Central Virginia, on June 9 as the runners make their way to Richmond for the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games, June 9-10.
The Torch Run begins from eight points across Virginia as over 3,000 officers will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on more than 2,000 miles of Virginia¡¦s roads. The Torch Run culminates on Friday, June 9th, when law enforcement officers run the final leg of the relay into the University of Richmond's Robins Center and pass the torch to a Special Olympics athlete, who will then open the Summer Games. The Summer Games will host over 1,400 athletes for the Special Olympics, making it the largest state competition.
Presented by SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Macy¡¦s, and organized by the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Virginia Department of Corrections, the Virginia Sheriff's Association, and the Virginia Association of Regional Jails, the Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run is one of a nationwide series of relay runs by law enforcement officers to increase public awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics. Several SunTrust branches will serve as water stops along the route and will be available for photo opportunities. Since 1986, the Torch Run has raised more than $8.2 million for Special Olympics Virginia, a nonprofit sports organization for children and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities.
For more information about the Torch Run route, please see attached schedule or visit or .
Photo Opportunities:
Suntrust Bank, 7133 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond. Approximate time: 1:30 pm
Suntrust Bank, 16131 Washington Hway, Doswell. Approximate time: 2:00pm
Suntrust Bank, 11501 W. Broad Street (Short Pump), Richmond. Approximate time: 4:00pm
Suntrust Bank, 4030 Glenside Drive (Staples Mill), Richmond. Approximate time: 4:30pm
Special Olympics Virginia č 3212 Skipwith Rd, Suite 100 č Richmond, Virginia 23294 č 804.346.5544
Created by The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

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