LIGHT THE TORCH

Law enforcement personnel, Special Olympics athletes and community members posing for a photo near the Superior Dome in Marquette just before the start of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Michigan on Tuesday. Participants began at the Superior Dome and finished at Northern Michigan University’s Jacobetti Complex. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)
From left, Hailie Miller, Laura Mccombie, Amy Vanderberg and Jaesen Peterson begin their walk from the Superior Dome to the Jacobetti Complex. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s program generates financial support for more than 23,000 athletes who compete in the state. “My team has been on the road since Saturday but we’ve been staying strong,” said executive council member for the Torch Run Carla White. White’s team will complete its run week on Friday in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan. (Journal photo by Corey Kelly)