Special Olympics Torch Passed on U.S. 1
– June 10, 2011 1:00 pm
Dumfries, Va. –– The torch that heralds the beginning of Virginia’s Special Olympics Summer Games passed through the Potomac Communities.
Area law enforcement help the athletes run the torch down Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) in Woodbridge about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Runners again picked up the torch Friday morning and ran it through Stafford County.
The torch is headed to Richmond for the annual summer games, which begin today and will run through Saturday.
More than 1,200 athletes and 3,000 volunteers are expected to pack University of Richmond, where they event is held each year.