Lighting the way to the Special Olympics Australia National Games Adelaide 2018
SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre (SAALC) is proud to be supporting the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Cauldron Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday March 27th 2018, as part of the build-up to the start of The Torch Run taking place on the 7th of April at Rundle Mall. The Torch Run is part of the Flame of Hope raising awareness for the athletes of the Special Olympics in the lead up to the National Games starting in April 2018.
Members from The Law Enforcement Torch Run South Australia, Councillors from the City of Marion, Marion Swimming Club, as well as Commonwealth Games and World Championships Medalist Sally Hunter will take part in welcoming the Special Olympics flame to SAALC.
Since 1981 The Law Enforcement Torch Run has been supporting the Special Olympics athletes at a local event. Law Enforcement officers run side by side holding the torch which carries the Flame of Hope, a symbol of lighting the way forward to inclusion and acceptance for all members of our community.
The officers are honourably known as the Guardians of the Flame and hold the torch with pride, knowing that the athletes, through participation in sports programmes, will become more confident and build self-esteem, leading to a healthy lifestyle, meeting new friends and new experiences.
The official Torch Run will start at Gawler Place, Rundle Mall on the 7th of April 2018.