The Special Olympics is a global organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization aims to build inclusive communities and bring hope to Special Olympics athletes locally and globally.
One of the significant events organized by the Special Olympics is the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is a series of relay runs that take place around the world to raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics. Law enforcement officers, known as the Guardians of the Flame, carry the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” from the four corners of the state to Albuquerque, New Mexico. The annual New Mexico Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics for Eddy County began today at 6 am and will travel from the Southeast New Mexico College- Formerly NMSU Carlsbad to Artesia.
Organizations like SIMCO (Salado Isolation Mining Contractors) understand the importance of supporting local communities. The Special Olympics is a worthy cause that brings people of all backgrounds together and fosters a sense of inclusivity. At SIMCO, we are proud to support the Special Olympics and their mission to create a world where every person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of their abilities. We encourage everyone to show their support for this incredible organization and help build more inclusive communities. Let’s stand by the Special Olympics athletes and the Guardians of the Flame as they carry the “Flame of Hope” across New Mexico.