Fabulous event held here in Adelaide for our Special Olympian's. If you can get to one of the event locations, lend your support and cheers to our athletes.
As the Commonwealth Games takes place in Queensland, South Australians are preparing for our own important sporting event taking place here later this month – t...he 11th Special Olympics Australia National Games.
The Games are being held in and around Adelaide between Monday 16 April and Friday 20 April, with more than 1000 athletes, 700 support or coaching staff and 3000 friends and family in attendance.
From Monday, in the lead up to the Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will take place in stages across South Australia.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in 1981 in Kansas, with law enforcement professionals from more than 45 countries participating since then to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics.
SA Police employees – both sworn officers and non-sworn staff – will participate in the torch run as Guardians of the Flame of Hope, running alongside Special Olympics athletes.
In the final leg, the Flame of Hope will be delivered to the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Titanium Stadium in Findon on Monday 16 April.
As the Flame of Hope torch makes it way from Mildura, Victoria to Adelaide for the opening ceremony, SA Police News will publish details on our website, and social media, of the routes.
The first stop in South Australia will be Berri on Monday (from 12.25pm at the Berri Cricket Club and ending at about 1pm in Riverview Drive) before moving on to Whyalla.
Police ask motorists to take care to ensure runners proceed safely. There may be some minor traffic delays, however police will be present to ensure the run progresses safely.
Photograph: South Australia athlete Damien Braun has been selected to light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony of the National Games. Having been involved in Special Olympics for over 20 years, Damien is a veteran of competition, representing SA at five National Games since 1998. Damien is pictured with Law Enforcement Torch Run - South Australia's Michael Klose (left) and Games Chairman Jehad Rasheed (right).
For more information about the Special Olympics Australia National Games visit the website: http://www.specialolympics.com.au/nationalgames2…/index.html
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