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Local Law Enforcement participated in a Torch Run for the Special Olympics Tuesday. They carried the torch from from the Genesee ARC's location in Elba to ARC's main facility on Walnut Street in Batavia.

On their journey they stopped at Woodward Field for a run around the track with Batavia’s 5th graders.

Batavia Detective Todd Crossett was the Coordinator of the event. He said students gave their undivided attention as one Special Olympic athlete told his story.

“We had an athlete named Josh who spoke briefly. He did really good with getting his point across about how much Special Olympics has helped him and how it’s made him feel to be able to run a race and finish it and get a medal for just competing in it. He really expressed how much joy he gets,” said Crossett.

Crossett said there were a few Special Olympic athletes who came out and it was rewarding to hear all their stories.

The Torch Run ended with a picnic lunch for all the runners who participated. 

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