It's that time again; It's time for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics.
Okeechobee Law Enforcement has been doing the Torch Run for many years. The run involves law enforcement officers from many agencies including the sheriff's office, city police, FWC, highway patrol and Okeechobee Correctional Institution officers.
Each year, beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the sheriff's office, they run 3.1 miles, ending in the Publix parking lot with a celebratory lap around the parking lot where they are joined by Special Olympic athletes.
More than 50 Special athletes from the high school and middle schools participated last year.
After the run, athletes are treated to a barbecue lunch. Members of the community are able to purchase rib dinners for $12. Last year, the event was completely sold out, and 100% of the proceeds went to the Special Olympics.
For more information or to buy tickets or purchase t-shirts, contact Denise at 863-763-3117 ext. 5028 or Jack ext. 5018.