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2019 Special Olympics Illinois Torch Run

Mayor Tim Baldermann and Police Chief Bob Sterba invite you to the New Lenox Village Commons on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at approximately 1:30PM for a closing ceremony for this leg of the Special Olympics Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run. New Lenox Police Department officers and staff will carry the Flame of Hope, after receiving it from Joliet Police Department, through town along US Route 30 and into the Village Commons. Mayor Baldermann will be providing the closing statements.

The Torch starts its 1,500 mile journey on June 2, being carried by approximately 3,000 Officers representing every branch of Law Enforcement across the state. The destination is Normal, Illinois, for opening ceremonies of this year’s Special Olympics Summer Games on June 7, 2019. The Village of New Lenox is honored to celebrate the end of Tuesday’s leg when the Torch will be carried into the Village Commons where residents and officers/staff can meet local Special Olympics Illinois athletes who will competing in this year’s Summer Games.

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round training and competition in 18 sports to more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 20,000 young athletes ages 27 with and without intellectual disabilities. Athletes participate at no cost to them or their families due to funds raised so they can enhance their physical fitness, motor skills, self confidence and social skills. Please join us as we bring the Torch into the Village Commons and meet and honor local Special Olympics athletes and celebrate Tuesday’s leg ending in our town!

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