CHESTERFIELD – Chesterfield police once again helped carry the torch for the Special Olympics.
Participants raised funds in order to run in the race from Chester Police Station to the Eanes-Pittman Public Safety Training Center near Mimms Drive.
The run began Friday, June 8, at 9 a.m. and ended around 11 a.m. It included stops at local sponsors Suntrust and Wawa.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run began 36 years ago in Wichita. It has grown into the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics with more than 100,000 law enforcement participants from around the world. This year’s Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games took place June 8-9 at the University of Richmond.