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Special Olympics torch passes through Federal Way | PHOTOS
Mirror staff reports:
Officers from the Federal Way Police Department helped move the Special Olympics Summer Games torch through the city on Friday, June 1.
Federal Way police carried The Flame of Hope Torch from the 27000 block of Pacific Highway South (at the Des Moines border) to the 37000 block of Pacific Highway South, where they handed the torch over to officers from the Milton Police Department. (SEE PHOTOS of the torch passing South 312th Street). The Federal Protective Service also participated.
The Torch Run continued its journey to Ft. Lewis, where the 2012 Washington Special Olympics Summer Games were scheduled for June 1-3.
More than 2,500 participants competed in the areas of aquatics, athletics, cycling, long distance running and walking, powerlifting and soccer. To learn more, visit www.specialolympicswashington.org.
The Federal Way police have participated in the Torch Run for more than a decade. The Torch Run is one of a handful of events by Federal Way police that support Special Olympics Washington. Police proceeds from the annual Federal Way Farmers Market Chili Cook-off between the fire and police departments go to benefit Special Olympics, as do proceeds from the annual Red Robin Tip-A-Cop event.