Moorhead Run Supports Special Olympics
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Some in the Moorhead community are supporting those with disabilities.
Dozens of people took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run at Horizon Middle School to support athletes in the state.
It’s a 5k run/walk where proceeds will benefit Special Olympics athletes in Minnesota.
People from around the area came to the event to help support those athletes.
Whether it was a run, or a walk, many took part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run here in Moorhead.
“We try really hard to promote inclusion for those that need it and truly I think they’re the best athletes in the world so when I got involved I think it’s the most wonderful piece,” said Moorhead Police Department Officer Nicole Reno.
Kaylee Barker works for Moorhead Parks and Recreation and sees kids with disabilities often.
“Just to know that they fit in, some of them might feel like they’re different and we just want to help them out and make them feel like they can fit in,” said Barker of Moorhead.
Officer Reno is an officer with the Moorhead Police Department and helped organize the run.
“To be able to help somebody and really give back to the community, that means a lot to me,” said Officer Reno.
When asked, “Why do you think it’s so important to support people who have disabilities like in the Special Olympics?”
“People with disabilities have been given a life that they have no control over and this is just our way of giving them a little bit more,” said Tara Nichols of Glyndon.
The run is in anticipation of the Unified Relay Across America where the flame of hope will be carried across the country leading up to the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.