The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run that travels the world every year made it to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. This torch is paraded around the country by the police and other law enforcement officers in an effort to garner special attention to children with disabilities and the Belize Special Olympics, raising funds for the same organization.
The torch arrived into Belize via the Santa Elena Border and in its route throughout Belize, arrived on Ambergris Caye. The historic torch was set up at Central Park by founding members of Camp Starfish and the San Pedro Police Department for public viewing and photographs. The public was invited to make their donations towards Special Olympics.
At 9 a.m. on Thursday, December 4, 2014, the torch was paraded through the streets of San Pedro, carried by Mayor Daniel Guerrero and escorted by Camp Star Fish Kids, Isla Bonita Marching Band, members of the Town Council and other island athletes, students and athletes of San Pedro R.C. School and San Pedro High School.
This event is in conjunction with the Belize Special Olympics that will begin on Friday, December 5, 2014. After leaving San Pedro, the torch will be hosted in Caye Caulker, Hattieville, St. Matthews and finally make its way to Belmopan City where special ceremonies will be held. The Special Olympics Organization will join the march in Belmopan which will be the venue of the Olympics in Belize this year.