Special Olympics Torch Passed Through Paradise Valley During Community Celebration
A community event held for the first time this year also helped celebrate the Special Olympics.
According to the Town of Paradise Valley Independent, Paradise Valley’s first annual Law Enforcement Torch Run and Community Carnival Celebration was held May 3 at Kiva Elementary School, and included the ceremonious torch passing for the Special Olympics.
Paradise Valley Police Officer Steven McGhee was the main event organizer, which included bubbles, interactive activities, vendors and raffles, in addition to the ceremonious passing of the Special Olympics torch after officials at the Paradise Valley Police Department completed their 1.5-mile run with it, the report said. Paradise Valley passed the torch to the Scottsdale Police Department.
The event was held, in part, to honor the Special Olympics’ 50th Anniversary, the report said.
This year’s USA Special Olympic Games will be held in Seattle, Washington from July 1-6, 2018, according to the Arizona SPecial Olympics website.
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