Special Olympic Torch Run about to kick off in Port Elgin


Port Elgin (Saugeen Shores) has again been selected as the first leg of the annual Grey-Bruce law enforcement Special Olympic Torch Run.  The run will kick off tomorrow, Thursday morning, June 13th.

Gathering at Tim Horton’s on Gustavus Street for a meet ‘n’ greet and opening ceremony at 7:15 a.m., participants will then head off for the 1.3km run, carrying the Torch of Hope, to Boston Pizza, before heading out to surrounding communities of Hanover, Durham, Chatsworth and finally Owen Sound.

The run, initiated in 1987, has become the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics with more than 20,000 athletes taking part.

Saugeen Shores Special Olympians have reached many lofty achievements, including competing and winning in National competitions.

Funds raised from the torch run go toward programs that support Special Olympics Ontario programs that include travel to games, accommodations, meals, and volunteer and athlete training.

Local Saugeen Shores Police will accompany local Special Olympians along the way and encourage the public to come out and support them.

Donations to the Grey-Bruce run can be made online at https://letrontario.crowdchange.ca/69931