Special Olympics heralds Flame of Hope in Charleston

Updated: Apr. 24, 2015 at 3:05 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - The State Summer Games of the Special Olympics is swinging back for its 47th year into Fort Jackson in Columbia from May 1 to 3.

More than 1,500 athletes will be competing across a variety of sporting events, including aquatics, badminton, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, and track and field. The games will be taking place on May 2.

Opening and Closing Ceremonies will take place at Fort Jackson.

Registration opens on May 1 at 2 p.m. Games begin on May 2 at 8 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m.

In addition, the Flame of Hope Torch will be passing through South Carolina later this month. It will come through Charleston on May 30, to the Midlands from May 31 to June 1, and to Greenville from June 5 to 6. Individuals or teams can register to carry the Torch.

For more information and to register for the Summer Games as a participant or volunteer, visit


To register to carry the Torch, visit


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