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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for Special Olympics Summer World Games NA15142

WHAT:
The final leg of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Torch as it ceremonially makes its way to the opening ceremonies in Los Angeles on July 25, 2015.

WHEN:
July 23, 2015
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:
15 Los Angeles City Council Districts (See attached schedule)
Los Angeles, California

WHO:
Special Olympics Athletes, Volunteers and Torch Runners
Los Angeles City Council Members and staff
Los Angeles Police Department personnel

WHY:
2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming to Los Angeles! The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Final Leg for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games is the Special Olympics largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle. On July 23, 2015, LAPD has teamed up with Special Olympics and all 15 Council Districts to host a ceremony which will take place at a designated special location for each Council District. Three routes covering each of the 15 districts will run throughout the City with an LAPD motor Escort starting at 0700 hours from the Biltmore Hotel and ending at LAX at 1700 hours.

Additionally, a ceremony will take place on July 24th with the athletes on the steps of City Hall West (Spring Street Steps) at 10:30 AM on July 24th. To continue the journey of the Flame of Hope, the Unified Relay Across America will end by culminating with the lighting of the ceremonial cauldron during the Opening Ceremony in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 25.

Learn more at LETR-finalleg.org.

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