OREGON – Law enforcement from Ogle County will be running through downtown Oregon around 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13 with the Flame of Hope to raise awareness for Special Olympics.
Dan Daub court security for Ogle County Sheriff’s Department is organizing the run. Their team name is Ogle County First Responders.
“Everyone will carry the torch during the run,” Daub said.
Earlier this month, 20 athletes from the Village of Progress (VOP) competed in 28 events. Three athletes from the Village of Progress won gold medals qualifying for the summer games on June 15 and 16 in Bloomington.
“We are hoping the public will join our folks again this year in downtown Oregon to show support for a great cause and a great group of public servants,” said Brion Brooks, executive director for the Village of Progress.
The Flame of Hope is handed from community to community until it reaches Bloomington for the opening ceremony.