Local police will gather in the west parking lot of Columbus' Public Safety Center this Wednesday to kick off the Georgia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.
The ceremony at the 510 10th St. center is to start at 9 a.m.
More than 1,500 officers from 150 agencies participate in the 1,000-mile, two-week torch relay to raise funds for Special Olympics Georgia.
They carry the Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" to Atlanta, where nine relays converge at Emory University for the summer games' opening ceremony. There a torch is passed to a Special Olympics athlete who an Olympics cauldron.
For more information, call police Sgt. Warren Dunlap at 706-653-3173.