Special Olympics Fun Day set for June 26
HEBRON - The Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run is coming through Hebron on Friday, June 25.
The torch, one of four heading from the corners of the state to the opening ceremony Friday at OSU's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, is expected to arrive at noon. Statewide, the Kroger Company is presenting the Torch Run which is the single largest fund-raising activity for Special Olympics Ohio.
The Hebron Kroger store is hosting a Fun Day Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with games, entertainment, food and beverages. All proceeds will support Special Olympics. Clays Cafe, Hayman's Dari Bar, Steve Mc- Donald Insurance, Jonathan Taylor and Henry Porter are sponsoring a dunk tank to raise more money. Dunkees are Lakewood softball and Coachof the-Year Criss Nadolson, Hebron Village Administrator Mike McFarland, Kroger Manager Josh Wise, Beacon Editor Charles Prince and a surprise victim.
The "Flames of Hope" will travel almost 1,000 miles through more than 125 communities in Ohio. Officials representing all facets of law enforcement will run with it or carry it by bicycle. The Southeast Ohio leg will come through Hebron. It started Wednesday, June 24 in Marietta, passing through Cambridge and Zanesville.
The Games are June 26-28 and will include more than 4,000 athletes and coaches competing in 11 sports: aquatics, track & field, bocce, bowling, cycling, power lifting, roller skating, soccer, softball throw, tennis and volleyball. Special Olympics Ohio provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults.