Alton Police are getting involved again with the Special Olympics Torch Run. Although the run was held earlier this summer, the fundraising continues today at a local grocery store. In 2012, the Torch Run raised $2.98 million and has a goal of reaching $3 million in 2013. This year's funds are still being counted.
And that's why the Alton Police are donating their time today, according to Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna.
More than four thousand athletes traditionally compete in six events at the Illinois Special Olympics including track, swimming, Bocce, and gymnastics. The Special Olympics started in Illinois more than 40 years ago.