Ridgefield Officers Join Special Olympics Torch Run for First Time

The "Flame of Hope" will be carried through Ridgefield for the first time since the tradition began.

Patch File Photo from previous Special Olympics Torch Run in Danbury.
Patch File Photo from previous Special Olympics Torch Run in Danbury.
The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut will take place on June 4, 5 and 6, and, for the first time, the torch will pass through Ridgefield — on Friday, June 6 beginning at 9 a.m.

Come out and cheer for the officers as they pass by with the "Flame of Hope" and join them in showing support for Special Olympics Connecticut.

Over 1,500 local law enforcement officers are expected to participate in the Run and cover more than 530 miles for Special Olympics. Spectators are encouraged. Everyone can show their support by cheering on these officers as they pass by and donating in their honor at www.soct.org/torch.
The three-day Run will conclude at Southern Connecticut State University on Friday, June 6, when officers will run a “Final Leg” into Jess Dow Field on campus and be part of Opening Ceremonies for Special Olympics Connecticut’s Summer Games weekend, where more than 2,000 athletes are expected to compete at that event.

All are invited and there is no fee to attend Opening Ceremonies, set to begin at 7:15 p.m. For more information visit wwwlsoct.org, call 203-230-1201 or email specialolympicsct@soct.org.

Schedule & Route for June 6

9 a.m.  Start at Dimitri’s – 22 Prospect St. Right on Prospect St.
9:03 a.m. Right onto Prospect Ridge
9:09 a.m. Enter East Ridge Middle School property
9:11 a.m. Right onto East Ridge; left on Market
9:14 a.m. Enter VP School property
9:16 a.m. Exit VP and left on Governor; right onto Main St.
9:18 a.m. Left on Catoonah
9:21 a.m.  Right on High Ridge and through St. Mary’s lot and continue on High Ridge to Gilbert and Main St.                     
9:26 a.m. Right on Main St.
9:28 a.m. Left on Bailey Ave.
9:32 a.m. Return to Dimitri’s

Based off a release from Special Olympics CT.


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