Special Olympics torch run celebration at Memorial Park
The Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) will come through the city of Claremont on Wednesday, July 22. A special ceremony will take place at Memorial Park on Indian Hill Boulevard at 2 p.m., which will include remarks by Officer Joe Alton and Special Olympic athlete Brett Laza.
The Special Olympics Flame of Hope will complete its journey on July 25, when the torch run final leg team carries it into the opening ceremony of the 2015 World Games and ignites the cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games. The final leg torch run began July 13 at the State Capitol Building in Sacramento and made its way through more than 120 cities across the state.
The public is invited to join the Claremont Police Department, Olympic athletes and city leaders at Memorial Park at 2 p.m. to send off the torch runners between 3 and 4 p.m.