Rochelle Police to Participate in Torch Run

Rochelle Police to Participate in Torch Run

The Rochelle Police Department will participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run on Wednesday June 8 at approximately 11:30AM. The Flame of Hope will be carried by our local law enforcement from the intersection of Route 251 and 38 to the Rochelle Municipal Airport on Gurler Road.

The Rochelle Police Department invites local children with disabilities to be a part of the race in several ways including sharing names on t-shirts or riding along in the squad car for the race. If your child would like to participate, please contact Sandy Sullivan at 562-2131. The Police Department also accepts donations to raise funds for the Special Olympics. Donations may be made at the Police Department located at 416 North 6th Street in Rochelle.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. At its most basic level the Torch Run is an actual running event, in which officers and athletes run the Flame of Hope™ to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics competitions and State and National Games. Annually, more than 85,000 dedicated, compassionate and volunteer law enforcement officers participate in the torch run throughout 46 nations, 12 Canadian provinces and 50 US states, raising more than $51 Million USD for local Special Olympics programs in 2014 and over $560 Million since its inception in 1981.