Law enforcement officers in Houston and Bibb counties participated Wednesday in the annual Georgia Special Olympics Torch Run.
The torch run is the nonprofit’s largest, single fundraising event, raising more than $750,000 last year alone, said Autumn Unrein, director of the law enforcement torch run and events for the organization.
Houston and Bibb law enforcement officers were among hundreds across the state who participated in the 1,000-mile, two-week torch relay. All the relays converge in Atlanta for the summer games opening ceremony, Unrein said.
The torch run has contributed more than $4 million to Special Olympics athletes in Georgia since its inception in 1987, according to a torch run fact sheet.