SFPD carrying Special Olympics torch through streets today 

San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr and other members of the department are carrying the “Flame of Hope” torch around The City today in advance of the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games being held later this week.

Law enforcement officers from around Northern California have been running the torch through their cities in the days leading up to the games, which will happen this Friday through Sunday at UC Davis.

Suhr was scheduled to start the San Francisco portion of the torch run at Union Square at 9:30 a.m. The torch was then to be passed to other police officers along a 12-mile run through downtown, the Embarcadero, Fisherman’s Wharf and ending on Union Street.

The “Flame of Hope” will make its way to Davis on Friday where it will light the Special Olympics Cauldron.

More than 700 athletes and their coaches will be coming to participate in the various games this weekend, including aquatics, track and field, tennis and bocce.

For more information about Special Olympics Northern California, visit www.sonc.org.

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