ROCKINGHAM – On Thursday May 24th, 2018, members of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, the Reidsville Police Department and the Eden Police Department participated in the Rockingham County leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics across North Carolina.
The mission of this annual Law Enforcement Torch Run is to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement. There are over 97,000 law enforcement members that carry the "Flame of Hope" annually. The flame symbolizes courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.
The Special Olympic Games in Rockingham County were held on May 4th, 2018 at the Reidsville High School stadium and saw hundreds of athletes and volunteers in attendance.
This year, our local law enforcement agencies were able to raise over $1,300 in honor of the Torch Run for Special Olympics.
On behalf of the law enforcement of Rockingham County and the Rockingham County chapter of the Special Olympics, we would like to give special thanks to Southern Health Partners and Williams Transco Pipeline for their companies' very generous donations in support of the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run.