Special Olympics Torch Run returns to Bullhead City

April 10, 2019 GMT

BULLHEAD CITY — Bullhead City police officers will carry the “Flame of Hope” through Bullhead City today to help raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics Arizona with a special ceremony scheduled from 7 to 9 a.m. at Bullhead Community Park.

The area’s Law Enforcement Torch Run will start at La Puerta Road on Highway 68 with the Flame of Hope handed off to a local participant from a member of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

When the torch reaches the Colorado River, it will be carried downstream from Davis Camp by officers and community members on kayaks (weather permitting) thanks to a fundraising partnership with Desert River Kayak. The torch will be displayed for photos at a torch reception and breakfast at Bullhead Community Park until its 8:30 a.m. departure. Officers will continue running through the city to the hand-off location at the south city limits on Highway 95 where Arizona Department of Public Safety will continue the torch’s journey throughout the state.

Residents are encouraged to attend the torch reception breakfast at Community Park. The event will honor local Special Olympics athletes and special needs children.

The Firehouse ambulance will be on hand with a variety of coffees and Tisane iced tea. Entertainment will be provided by co-host of the Knack Morning Show, DJ Loke Lau, and there will be games and food available for a small donation.

All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Arizona.

Bullhead City Police Department, Bullhead City Fire Department, Bullhead City Community Emergency Response Team, Mohave County Search & Rescue, and other local agencies are participating in the Torch Run.

If you have questions or are interested in donating, contact Lorrie Duggins at 928-715-0222. You can email a request for additional information to lduggins@bullheadcity.com.