Special Olympics Torch Run to be Virtual This Year

The Torch Run has been part of Special Olympics in Wyoming for many, many years, according to Deputy Sheriff Boot Hill.

But with the COVID-19 situation, he said, this year is different.

Hill, who is the law enforcement liaison for Special Olympics Wyoming’s Area IV, said people don’t have to confine themselves just to running. They can walk, run, ride bikes or horses to show their support.

The virtual torch run started May 15 and continues through July 15. In addition to racking up miles and showing support for Wyoming Special Olympics, Hill said Casper has issued a challenge, and the Area IV team would love to log more miles than any other region in the state.

Hill said Area IV includes Sheridan, Johnson, Campbell, Crook and Weston counties. There are already 21 people on the Area IV team, he added.

Hill said in addition to signing up for the virtual run, people can also donate to Special Olympics. To join the team, people can go online to https://www.firstgiving.com/team/401281 and select law enforcement or community member to designate their profession. They should also enter a shirt size.

Daily miles and photos can be logged on at https:://forms.gle/XAHKVq54dP9XyT8.

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