Special Olympics Torch travels through WNY – Story

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) – A symbol of the Olympics is traveling through Western New York this week.

More than 600 law enforcement officers are carrying the Special Olympics torch through local communities.

It traveled through Hamburg Tuesday, and will end in Brockport Friday, where the cauldron will be lit signifying the opening of the 2015 State Summer Games.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, June 3, the Torch will travel through the streets of West Seneca, starting at West Seneca Police Department at Noon. The Torch will continue its journey on Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Clarence Trooper Barracks in memory of Trooper Kevin Dobson, ending with a celebration at Tully’s.

Thursday, June 4 is the Final Leg of the Torch Run as the Torch will pass through Amherst at 8 a.m., Tonawanda at 9 a.m., and Buffalo at 10 a.m. in memory of Special Agent William Fallon, continue to Canisius College at 11 a.m. and finish its journey at UB South Campus.

Wednesday, June 10, the Law Enforcement Torch Run will cross international borders as the Torch is passed to Canadian Law Enforcement partners. The Run will begin on Goat Island and end in the middle of the Rainbow Bridge as both sides light the cauldron.

via Special Olympics Torch travels through WNY – Story.

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