Special Olympics torch passes through North Country
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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. -- Before the New York State Special Olympics Summer Games kicks off later this month in Buffalo, the torch passed through the North Country.
On Tuesday, more than 50 law enforcement officers from the Glens Falls Police Department, Warren County Sheriff's office and state Department of Corrections carried the torch over 50 miles.
After starting in Essex County near Schroon Lake, the group walked, jogged and biked their way through a half dozen communities before ending up at Glens Falls City Hall.
For many involved, it's a welcome chance to help out the developmentally and physically disabled.
"We had a great turnout from participants and the community for the games last year. We're hoping for an even bigger turn out this year. It's great for the city, it's great for the area and it's especially great 55,000 athletes that participate in Special Olympics," said Glens Falls Police Chief Will Valenza.
Glens Falls hosted the Special Olympics fall games last year and will do so again this year.