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Special Olympics Torch Run Goes Through Sonora

Sonora, CA — Local law enforcement leaders took part in the official send off for local Special Olympics athletes heading to the Summer Games at UC Davis.

A special torch run started Saturday morning at the Red Church in Sonora and ended with festivities at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds. Washington and Stockton streets along the route were closed during the ceremonial run. The event also celebrated the first Tuolumne County Special Olympics athletes that will attend the US Summer Games in Seattle. Click here to read an earlier story about the event.

The Special Olympics Athletes were joined on Saturday by leaders with the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office, CAL Fire, CHP, Sonora Police and Tuolumne County District Attorney’s Office.  The Summer Games at UC Davis run June 22-24.