Law Enforcement Torch Run helps raise money for Special Olympics
Law enforcement agencies from across the Tennessee Valley came together to run with the Special Olympics Torch.
The torch run, which raises money for Special Olympics, started Saturday morning at Miller Plaza, but there were several stops along the course including Nikki's on Frazier Avenue, Dayton Boulevard near Taco Bell and Food City in Red Bank.
The run wrapped up at Red Bank High School's track.
Jennifer McAfee with Special Olympics Tennessee said this is one of their biggest events.
"Today is our 51st annual Spring Games, which is our largest gathering of athletes," McAfee said. "We have 10 counties that we cover, so track and field is one of our biggest events that we do."
Law enforcement members and Special Olympics' athletes carried the "Flame of Hope" into the opening ceremonies of those local competitions.