The torch has been passed across the state by law enforcement officers for the last two weeks and will make its final resting stop by the State Summer Games Opening Ceremony at Emory University Friday at 7:30 pm. The event takes place across the state to honor Special Olympics Texas athletes, as they prepare for the Special Olympics Texas Summer Games.
DeKalb police will have officers on the rooftop of 1101 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.
It's a ceremonial event by law enforcement and other groups to show support for people in our area competing in the Special Olympics.
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During the run, a ceremonial torch is carried by someone at all times.
Detective Robbie Peterson of the West Chicago Police Department said, "Cop on a Rooftop is important because it puts the athletes of Special Olympics in the forefront that day across the state of IL and gives us, law enforcement officers, an opportunity to interact with our community in a positive manner".
Dunkin' Donuts also has created a special glazed red and white donut ring depicting Special Olympics Illinois colors. Special Olympics New York is the largest Special Olympics program in North America and has grown to include 66,835 athletes and unified partners and is arguably the best in both quality and quantity in the world.