MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 4, 2018) - On May 10, at 9:30 a.m., law enforcement officers from across the Lowcountry will begin a 130-mile relay of a Special Olympics Flame of Hope. Starting from the beach at Sullivan’s Island’s Station 22 1/2 Street, officers will escort the Torch to the steps of the Statehouse in Columbia.
Aptly named the Coast to the Capital, this event will coincide with relays from other parts of the state and conclude with a press conference on the steps of the Capital on May 11t, to announce the kick-off of the Special Olympics Summer Games. At 6 p.m. on May 11, officers will continue their journey for a 7.5 mile run from the Capital to Fort Jackson where the torch will be used to light the cauldron for the Summer Games.
This represents the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics continued commitment to increase awareness, raise funds, and provide support for South Carolina’s 28,902 Special Olympic Athletes.
Anyone interested in supporting our efforts can donate directly at: https://www.firstgiving.com/event/so-sc/2018-Coast-to-the-Capital, or contact Deputy Chief Gragg at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will offer assistance and/or directions for support opportunities or participation information. Corporate sponsorships are available through signage or banners attached to support vehicles and displayed during the event, along with social media recognition. Crews Chevrolet and Crews Subaru along with WEZL are proud sponsors of this event.