Flame of Hope Travels to Alaskan Special Olympics Facility


On May 20, 14 communities throughout the great state of Alaska participated as the Flame of Hope was carried through towns and cities from the temperate rain forests and coast of the southeast, to the frozen tundra of the north, and every place in between.

Alaska's LETR Executive Council is thrilled to announce that starting this year, in Anchorage, the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Pledge Drive will showcase the incredible Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health and Wellness Center as the starting and finish point for that city's 5K run and BBQ, Unified Sports and family activities on May 20.

The center is a dream come true for Special Olympics Alaska, a beautiful $8 million facility boasting 28,000 square feet of Olympic style training and managing space. The center opened in 2014, and now houses a multitude of programs designed to better the lives of those with intellectual disabilities and serves as a beacon for the message of inclusion and acceptance.