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Special Olympics and law enforcement to join on Capitol steps

Plaquemine Post South - 5/17/2018

Baton Rouge, LA - Special Olympics Louisiana and multiple law enforcement agencies from across the state will host the 2018 Official Torch Lighting Ceremony on Friday, May 18.

Across the state, members of the Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run carry the "Flame of Hope" while running 1,000+ miles to raise awareness and funds that help improve the quality of life for our 15,106 athletes.

This event has become the largest fundraising and media awareness event for Special Olympics worldwide and we would love to share our enthusiasm and success with you!

The ceremony will kick off the final run of the 2018 Torch Run week and lead to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 State Summer Games for Special Olympics Louisiana.

Please note that the 2018 Capitol Steps Ceremony will be held at North Boulevard Town Square located at 200 North Boulevard due to construction at the Capitol.

The event will begin at 8:30am. Fan favorite events include the Torch Lighting Ceremony and the Torch Run. For more information log onto

Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) is a state-wide, 501© 3 Non-profit organization, that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities.

SOLA offers year-round programs for 15,106 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in all 64 parishes with the help of 18,000 volunteers. Health, education, leadership, family, training and sports programs are available for people beginning at age 2 and there is no upper age limit.

There is no cost to participate in Special Olympics. Visit Special Olympics Louisiana at Engage with us on: Twitter@SOLouisiana;;, and


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