Participants will have an opportunity to take part in the Unified Relay Across America, as four torch bearers who will carry the “Flame Of Hope” torch through Lansing, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and eventually end in Detroit.
Officials say 15 bikes and adult tricycles were stolen from a garage in Jackson ahead of a Special Olympics competition in the city.
The term, in its different forms, appears on the books 15 times.
Looking brave and (mostly) fearless, hundreds took a quick dip in some pretty chilly water, all in the name of a good cause.
“We thank you in advance for your patience and your continued support throughout the year,” said Ken Bennett, Director of Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Nearly 2,600 athletes and 3,400 coaches, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators will be traveling from nearly all of the 83 counties in Michigan to compete.
Lt. Governor Brian Calley took a cannonball jump into the chilly waters to help raise money for Special Olympics.
About 800 competitors are heading to the Traverse City area for the Special Olympics’ 2012 State Winter Games.
Special Olympics-Michigan is looking for people willing to jump into the Detroit River in February as part of the largest “Polar Plunge” in the state.
Join members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for any of two dozen community runs and a 750-mile, 5-day relay run Sept. 10-17.