The Marana Police Department joined their regional public safety partners in the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run on Wednesday morning. The mission of the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Arizona statewide.
They assisted in carrying the Torch representing the Flame of Hope and dedicate themselves to helping Special Olympics Arizona throughout the state. Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest fundraising vehicle for Special Olympics across the globe. In Arizona, law enforcement around the state raise over one million dollars per year that goes directly back to creating increased opportunities for Special Olympics Arizona athletes.
MPD personnel carried the torch for over 10 miles from the area of Tangerine Rd/I-10 to the Pinal County line. They passed the torch to their partners at the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The torch will be relayed via various public safety agencies until it reaches Phoenix for the Special Olympics Summer Games opening ceremonies.