Known as “Guardians of the Flame,” law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the “Flame of Hope” to the East Tennessee State University mini-dome to mark the beginning of the summer games for Tennessee’s Area 3, which encompasses the counties of Washington, Carter, Unicoi and Johnson.
“The mission of the Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics,” Officer Brittany Eberhardt said in a press release.
“Donations will be used to help send local athletes to participate in the Summer Games. Our department really enjoys participating in this event, and we would like to see members of the community join us this year.”
For additional information about the event or to order a T-shirt, contact Eberhardt at [email protected]