EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) The Special Olympics Flame of Hope Torch has been passed to local law enforcement officers.
Almost two hundred law enforcement officers are running and biking for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise money for the Special Olympics.
They started at the Mega Holiday Station on Eddy Lane in Eau Claire and ended at Allen Park in Chippewa Falls.
It is all in preparation for the Special Olympics State Summer Games opening ceremonies Thursday in Stevens Point.
"The money is directly going to our athletes to help them stay in competition and compete in all of the sports programs that we offer, but it's also just really educating the public and saying hey, law enforcement and Special Olympics go hand in hand," says Karen Kraus.
The Torch Run is the largest grass-roots fundraising program for the Special Olympics.