ASCENSION PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the annual Louisiana Law Enforcement Torch Run this Friday in support of the Louisiana Special Olympics. 

Each year, law enforcement members carry the Flame of Hope, a symbol of courage and diversity. The two-mile run will feature multiple hydrations stations to keep everyone cool. In the end, participants will get a jambalaya plate and a t-shirt. 

Donovan Jackson with the Sherrif’s Office says the event had to be scaled back for the last two years, but “it helps to raise awareness and money for Louisiana Special Olympics, which is really near and dear to the deputies hearts here, so it’s a pleasure to be able to get back involved in this.”

The run begins next to the Arc of East Ascension at 10:00 am, located at 1122 E Ascension Complex Blvd, Gonzales, LA 70737. There’s no need to worry about missing out, registration opens at 9:00 am. The form is available on site, but if you want to print it out ahead of time, click here.