Broward Torch Run Raised Money For Special Olympics Florida

Broward Torch Run Raised Money For Special Olympics Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Broward sheriff’s deputies along with other law enforcement officers lace up their sneakers Wednesday morning to raise funds for Special Olympics Florida at the 41st Annual Broward Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The 10-mile relay began with the ceremonial lighting of the flame by Cooper City resident and Special Olympics athlete Fernando Nunez at 1100 Seabreeze Boulevard. It came to an end at A1A and Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano Beach.

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Nunez, a 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games gold medal recipient, carried the Olympic torch at the beginning and end of the run.

Afterward, there was a celebratory picnic at Pompano Beach Fire Rescue Station 11 on N. Ocean Blvd.

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The relay was part of an intrastate torch relay that started at the end of March and will culminate at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games which begin on May 20th.

Each year, over 5,000 officers carry the torch on a 1500-mile relay through 67 counties in Florida.

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Funds are generated through contributions from individuals and businesses along the way and through sales of the popular Torch Run T-shirts and caps.

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