On Thursday, 14 May the Special Olympics Flame of Hope for the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 was lit during a formal torch lighting ceremony. The torch was lit by the sun’s rays at the Sacred Site of Pnyx, opposite the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Present at the ceremony were H.E. President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopios Pavlopoulos, Special Olympics CEO Janet Froetscher, Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) President and CEO Patrick McClenahan, Special Olympics Hellas President Joanna Despotopoulou, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Final Leg Team members, Team Special Olympics Hellas and hundreds more dignitaries and guests.
The grand journey has begun and the (obvious) destination of Los Angeles is set. Make sure to follow the entire build-up for the Special Olympics through us and also their own website!
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