(The Flame of Hope torch)….It is expected to come through El Centro.
Officials say they expect the Special Olympics Flame of Hope Torch to come through El Centro on July 18, between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon. The torch will be on its way to this year’s Special Olympics in Los Angeles. The public is being asked to support the Imperial County Special Olympic movement by cheering the torch as it passes through. Special Olympics Southern California provides year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving the continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.