Run with WPD at the Bridge to Bridge Torch Run for the 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics of North Carolina
You’re invited to carry the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics athletes with the Wilmington Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies during the Bridge to Bridge Torch Run on Saturday, May 12.
Run or walk alongside members of WPD, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and UNCW Police as they carry the flame, which symbolizes courage and celebrates diversity uniting communities, as it makes its way to the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh.
Registration for the annual community celebration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the running starting at 10 a.m. at WPD Headquarters, 615 Bess Street. The cost to participate is $30 or you can pledge $50 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics. All participants will receive a t-shirt as part of their registration fee.
WPD recently raised $3,270 for Special Olympics of North Carolina during the Cops at the Donut Shop event at Krispy Kreme on April 20. In total, WPD, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and UNCW Police, local law enforcement raised more than $6,000 during the two day event.
Wilmington Police are excited to support a cause that helps nearly 40,000 local youth and adults to train and compete year round in 19 sporting events, allowing athletes to demonstrate their courage and share their gifts with the community. We hope to see you at the bridge!