Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571
ORONO — The University of Maine Police Department and 13 other public safety agencies will participate in the Special Olympics Torch Run on Friday, June 8. The officers will take Leg 11 of the State of Maine Torch Run, beginning in Millinocket at 7 a.m. and finishing at the UMaine campus around 4 p.m. The torch will be part of the Maine Special Olympics opening ceremonies, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at UMaine.
The full Special Olympics Summer Games schedule, detailing all the events from Friday-Sunday at UMaine, is online at http://www.specialolympicsmaine.org/documents/SchedEventsTent07.pdf.
Runners on Leg 11 will travel the 67 miles along Route 2 during the day on Friday. More information about the Torch Run and law enforcement officer involvement is online at http://www.firstgiving.com/leg11. Those who wish to make a donation to support Maine Special Olympics can find details on that website.