CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - On Thursday and Friday, be on the lookout for police officers running Lowcountry roads and highways for a great cause- The Special Olympics of South Carolina.
It's called the Coast to Capital Torch Run Relay.
It kicks off with a ceremony at 9:30 Thursday morning at Station 22 and 1/2 on Sullivan's Island. Law Enforcement from around the Lowcountry will begin a 130-mile relay of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope. You're welcome to attend.
Officers will run in relays from the Lowcountry to the Statehouse steps in Columbia. They will have a police escort all the way.
This torch run coincides with the start of the South Carolina Special Olympic Summer Games.
The Torch Run Relay is done to raise awareness of including and accepting people with intellectual disabilities in the Lowcountry and the state.
Money raised will help train over 29 thousand people with Special Needs to compete in the Special Olympics in South Carolina.
For more information on how you can help, go to firstgiving.com