Having practiced through four Camps held exclusively for stepping up preparations for the World Games, Special Athletes from India are all braced to face world competition.
San Diego is set to host the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) on Saturday for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. As a Host Town, South Pasadena will play a vital part in welcoming Special Olympics athletes from around the world and will join the global community in celebrating their achievements in what will be the largest event hosted by Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympics.
Toyota is the official automotive partner of the Special Olympics and raised the money from its 76 dealers across Southern California.
The games are expected to bring about 7,000 athletes from around the world. 20 BPD and correctional officers will join those runners to represent local law enforcement. For many World Games athletes, especially those from developing countries, the medical care they receive while on the USC campus may be their first opportunity to receive proper health care. The sporting event that happens once every 4 years hasn’t been in the USA for 16 years.
The ceremony will include brief presentations from Police Chief Jay Johnson and city dignitaries, as well as speeches from two members of the Final Leg team: Sergeant Mike Still of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety, and Dale Smit, a 30-year-old Special Olympics athlete from New Zealand.