Special Olympics torch run coming to Hope

Contributed by ROC

HOPE – The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will come through Hope on Tuesday, May 21. The mission of the Torch Run is to increase awareness and raise funds for Special Olympics.

The ultimate destination of the torch will be the Opening Ceremonies at the State Special Olympics competition at Harding University’s First Security Stadium in Searcy.

The torch is scheduled to begin the journey to Hope at 9:00 a.m. on Highway 67 near the Fulton Bridge and arrive at the Rainbow of Challenges administration building on Main Street in Hope at approximately 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Once in Hope, the runners will turn left from Hwy. 67 onto Elm Street running past such businesses as BancorpSouth and LaGrone Williams Hardware, then turn right on Division Street and turn right on Main Street in front of Tailgaters Burger Co. on its way to the ROC Administration building.

Business and community members along the route are encouraged to come outside and show their support for the runners as they pass.



Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. administers a wide array of services for persons who have developmental disabilities in Southwest Arkansas. Emphasis is placed on services that help each person achieve the highest degree of personal independence. Rainbow of Challenges, Inc. is committed to implementing a safer, healthier, happier, and more independent lifestyle for individuals having special needs.

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