Iron Mountain's Law Enforcement Torch Run makes strides for Special Olympics

Participants stand in front of the Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post before starting the Torch Run. (WLUC Photo)
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IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - The Law Enforcement Torch Run continued Tuesday morning in Iron Mountain to raise awareness for Special Olympics Michigan.

Officials, members of the community and Special Olympics athletes began at the Michigan State Police Post in Iron Mountain, traveled through the city and ended at the Iron Mountain Police Department.

Michigan State Police Iron Mountain Post Community Service Trooper, Geno Basanese, who held the torch during the run, said this is a fun way to raise awareness.

"It's just amazing. I mean the smiles on the faces of the athletes are just, that's worth everything right there and again it's also about raising money, which is very important, but also bringing awareness to the whole Special Olympics."

Participants stepped off at 10:30 a.m. to show support for their Special Olympics athletes.

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