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The Special Olympics Flame traveling across Montana



Billings, Montana – The Special Olympics Torch is traveling through the Treasure State in preparation for the 2023 Special Olympics in Montana.

The Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office recently had the opportunity to carry the torch and expressed their gratitude for the opportunity.

“Law Enforcement of all types do their part every May to honor and sponsor our state athletes. Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office was honored to carry the Torch from Custer to Billings…” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook “Thank you to all the Deputies and Detention Officers who raised money for the games and volunteered their time for this long-standing tradition!!”

The torch carried on its journey west to Bozeman, the location of the games on May 17.

The title for this year’s games, Together At Last, alludes to both the competition of athletes from across the state as well as the idea of inclusion and acceptance for all persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This year’s games will be the first statewide competition in three years.

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