Special Olympics Torch Run

On Tuesday, Juy 13, approximately 100 law enforcement officers from across the state will be running through Ord for the Special Olympics Torch Run.  Show your support by cheering on the runners as they carry the Special Olympics Torch “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of the Special Olympics National Games.  The runners will start at Trotter’s Whoa & Go at 2:30 pm.  With a police escort provided by the Valley County Sheriff’s department, Ord Police Department, and State Highway Patrol, they will travel north on South 14th Street to L Street where they will head west.  The runners will then turn north on 24th Street, at the corner of Pump & Pantry, and end up at Auble’s Pond for a 30 minute ceremony. 

Local Special Olympics athletes, as well as their families, friends, and the community are welcome to attend the ceremony at Auble’s Pond which will begin at 3:00 p.m.  The ceremony will consist of a short presentation by Torch Run participants, live entertainment by Jerry Neeman, and a gift exchange between Torch Run participants and local dignitaries.  For more information on Specail Olympics and the Torch Run across Nebraska, visit their website here.

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