Monday, June 17, 2019

A Passing of the Torch at the Canadian Border on Rainbow Bridge on June 18

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and support for Special Olympics New York will host the Badges on the Border International Run bringing the United States and Canadian Law Enforcement together as they light the Special Olympics Flame of Hope cauldron – two flames into one – signifying unity for all athletes of Special Olympics.

2019 marks the 5th Annual Badges on the Border International Torch Run. This Torch Run will be the Final Leg in New York State as the Flame of Hope is handed over to our Canadian Brothers and Sisters as they carry it throughout Ontario into their State Games.

Members of the law enforcement represented by Federal, State and Local agencies from the United States and Canada will participate as follows:

Date:               Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time:              10:30am
Location:       New York Torch Run Departs from the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center (200 Robert Moses Parkway N.– free parking at the Niagara Falls Aquarium when you mention the Torch Run) 11:00 AM –  International Lighting of the Cauldron – Rainbow Bridge

ALERT: Media requires Niagara Falls Bridge Commission permission in advance to access the property.  Please contact Stephanie Dafoe in advance at 905-354-5641 / 716-285-6322 Ext. 4120.  Stephanie will reach out to both CBP and CBSA media liaison and notify them of any media presences.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a time honored tradition of more than 30 years, led and orchestrated by the “Guardians of the Flame,” which includes more than 6,000 law enforcement personnel from 470 agencies throughout New York whose raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.


About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. There are 67,000 athletes and unified partners that train and compete with Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics program in North America. For more information please visit specialolympicsny.org.  #SpecialOlympicsNY