NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - The Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics brings law enforcement agencies together for a good cause.
The run will make its way through the Hampton Roads area Wednesday and Thursday en route to Richmond for the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games.
More than 1,300 athletes will participate in the Summer Games at the University of Richmond Robins Center Friday and Saturday. A torch-lighting ceremony will take place to kick off the Summer Games and the fundraising efforts of 2,000 law enforcement officials will be recognized.
Participating in Wednesday's torch run are the following:
- Norfolk Police Department
- Norfolk Sheriff's Office
- Chesapeake law enforcement officials
- Norfolk State University
- Old Dominion University Police Department
- Norfolk Probation and Parole District Two
The group began the run at 8:30 a.m. in front of Rick Hendrick Chevrolet located at 6252 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. The run is sponsored by SunTrust and Enterprise.
Participating in Thursday's torch run are the following:
- Hampton Police Department
- Newport News Police Department
The second group will begin the run at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in the Peninsula Town Center.
More than $1 million has been raised for the Special Olympics since June 2012. For more information, click here .
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