Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America NA15084jr

May 4, 2015

WHAT: The official departure of the LAPD and the LASD vehicles, assigned to escort the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Torch throughout the United States to Los Angeles for the opening ceremonies on July 25, 2015.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: LAFD Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center 1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHO: Dustin Plunkett, Special Olympics Golden Messenger Jeff Carr, Chief Operating Officer, 2015 Special Olympics World Games Kathleen Marran, UPS Marketing Director LAPD Captain Ruby Malachi, Assistant Commanding Officer, Media Relations and Community Affairs Group LASD Commander Mark McCorkle

WHY: 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games are coming to Los Angeles! Through the United States, in a hand-to-hand exchange, over 20,000 participants will run, walk or bike a segment of the Special Olympics relay. This team and individual fundraising event passes through all 50 states. The U.S. portion of the Unified Relay will begin on May 26th, where it will be split into three simultaneous routes starting in Augusta, Maine; Miami, Florida; and Washington, D.C. Traveling west, all three routes will culminate at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles on July 25, 2015.

For further information visit www.unifiedrelay.org