Law Enforcement Escorts ‘Flame of Hope’ Across State
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- In support of the Colorado Special Olympic Games this summer, local law enforcement and the Grand Junction Harley Davidson Store sponsored the final leg of "The Flame of Hope Motorcycle Relay" on Saturday.
The event started in Denver, where Front Range law enforcement drove the torch to Glenwood Springs.
On Saturday, Western Slope bike riders carried the torch to Grand Junction and finished the relay
“The law enforcement torch run is the largest grass roots money raising event for the Special Olympics in the world,” said Chris Wright of the Grand Junction Police Department. “We raise about $38 million a year for Special Olympics athletes throughout the world and cops are doing all the fundraising.”
Nearly 3,000 athletes are set to attend this year's Special Olympics, which begins on June 1st. It will be held at Colorado Mesa University.