Every June, police departments around the state mobilize their forces–not to stop the bad guys, but to do something for the good guys. They organize and run the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut to raise awareness and funds to benefit Special Olympics athletes.

The Torch Run takes place in June and kicks off the three-day CT Special Olympics Summer Games. Torch runners cover more than 530 miles through 100 cities and towns to kick off the three-day CT Special Olympics Summer Games. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer on their local officers and show their support for these volunteers and the Special Olympics movement.

As always the Wilton Police Department will join in on the effort for the 2018 Torch Run, and Wilton officers will have the honor of being torchbearers carrying the Flame of Hope, starting at WEPCO, running through Wilton Center, and finishing up at the Police Station. Now Wilton businesses and families can have the opportunity to help support the cause.

Wilton Police are asking interested businesses and individuals to consider contributing by sponsoring portions of the torch run route in Wilton. Sponsors can “Adopt a Mile” with a $100 contribution or “Adopt a Town” with a $500 contribution. Adopt a Mile sponsors get a Mile Marker sign along the route, while Adopt a Town sponsors receive six Mile Marker signs. The deadline to sign up to participate is May 11, 2018.

Interested sponsors can email either Lt. Rob Kluk or Officer Diane MacLean or call 203.834.6260.