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News Release

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Media Relations

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What:
A photo opportunity and media availability for World Games Special Olympics Athletes and law enforcement officials departing the host hotel for the final torch ceremonies.

When:
Thursday, July 23, 2015
6:30 a.m.

Where:
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 S Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Who:
Jeff Carr, Chief Operating Officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games
World Games Special Olympic Athletes
Law Enforcement 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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