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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to Speak at Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run Kickoff Ceremony


Kickoff Ceremony is Tomorrow Outside of the State Capitol


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will deliver remarks tomorrow at the Law Enforcement Torch Run kickoff ceremony for the Flame of Hope, as it journeys across Wisconsin, ahead of opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics Wisconsin Summer Games. The Torch Run kickoff is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the corner of East Mifflin and North Pinckney Streets, outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Formal remarks will begin at 12:00 p.m.


“Every year, I’m inspired by the commitment of law enforcement to this cause and by the dedication of the athletes who compete,” Attorney General Van Hollen said. “Those in law enforcement, those who serve to protect all of us understand the value of community, and part of what makes these games truly “special” is the sense of community surrounding events like this one and the Games themselves. I’m honored to be a part of it.”


The Law Enforcement Torch Run will take the Flame of Hope from Madison to the Opening Ceremonies of the State Summer Games in Stevens Point that begin on June 6, 2013. The event is organized by Special Olympics Wisconsin, which relies on volunteers. Employees of the Wisconsin Department of Justice have a history of volunteering locally at the regional competition ahead of the Summer Games. You may read more about the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin at the following link: About LETR