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Officers hit the pavement for 32nd annual Special Olympics Torch Run


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Law enforcement officers from across Wisconsin hit the pavement today to benefit a special cause.

The 32nd annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin, took place across the state Wednesday. Here in Eau Claire, officers from local police and sheriff's departments ran and biked to Chippewa Falls. They raise money so Special Olympics athletes can benefit from training and competing in Special Olympics sports.

"Wisconsin's Torch Run is the 6th largest in the world, and every year they raise about $2.5 million dollars for Special Olympics Wisconsin," says Special Olympics Wisconsin Director of Development Karen Kraus.

The Special Olympics Wisconsin opening ceremonies are tomorrow in Stevens Point.

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