Village of WestmontDate Issued: June 2, 2014
On June 8, 2014, at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Law Enforcement Torch Run Leg 14 will be running through Westmont. Local officers will be carrying the torch, also known as the “Flame of Hope”, from the commuter parking lot at Cass Avenue & Burlington Avenue north to the Westmont Police Department. Westmont is one of 11 stops scheduled for DuPage County.
The Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Illinois. The annual intrastate relay and its various fundraising projects have two goals: to raise money and to gain awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Illinois. Each year, officers in Illinois run more than 1,500 miles carrying the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of their hometowns and deliver it to the State Summer Games in Normal in June.
“Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come out and cheer the runners on,” said Police Chief Tom Mulhearn. For more information regarding Special Olympics Illinois, visit their website at www.soill.org.
Contact: Larry McIntyreWestmont Communications Director630-417-0280 -- Lmcintyre@westmont.il.gov