Wakulla County Special Olympic Torch Run Today [GALLERY]

By: Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Email
By: Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office Email

News Release: Wakulla County Sheriff's Office

Crawfordville, Fla. -- Representatives from the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office, Wakulla Correctional Institution, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Florida Highway Patrol took part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Friday, April 11 in Crawfordville.

The runners and walkers took the torch 1.5 miles from the WCSO parking area to the Wakulla County Courthouse where they were greeted by dozens of supporters. Sheriff Charlie Creel and Superintendent of Schools Bobby Pearce spoke to the gathering at the courthouse.

The Special Olympic athletes followed the Torch Run by enjoying a luncheon at Hudson Park. The athletes participated in the Wakulla County Games on March 7 and the Area Games at Lincoln High School on April 5 and will hold their awards banquet on May 2.

On May 16 to May 18, Wakulla athletes and Special Olympic athletes from all over Florida will take part in the Florida Special Olympic Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando.

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