Special Olympics Torch Visits Glenrock

Taylor Viydo reports, tviydo@k2tv.com

The Special Olympics Wyoming torch runs through Glenrock on its way to Laramie for the games on Thursday.

The team at the Glenrock Police Department was part of some 500 law enforcement officers across the state of Wyoming that took part in the torch run. "It's more for the kids," said Glenrock Patrol Officer Julie Wickett, "they love socializing with people and competing."

The torch began it's journey in Cody last Sunday and went through Casper earlier on Thursday. The run is not a continuous one like the Olympics, but is instead done in phases. To date, the torch has also visited Lovell, Basin, Riverton, Gillette, and Sheridan.

"Glenrock is a great community," added Officer Felton, "everyone is included here."

 The torchlight run was designed as a fund-raising event with proceeds benefiting the Special Olympics taking place in Laramie this weekend. The games are kicking off
 with a torch-lighting ceremony on Thursday, followed by events on the weekend.