Officers from all across the valley pitched in and raised $7,000 for the Special Olympics. For participants like Mile Meadows, this has made all the difference.
Today, the torch was passed to Staunton Police, then to Augusta County deputies and finally to Waynesboro officers. And, that's how the torch will make its way to Richmond.
Officers have been raising money all year for this event, and they says it’s the smiles on the children's faces that make all it all worth while.
"We're just happy to raise a little bit of money to enable them to perform," says Chief Jim Williams, with the Staunton Police Department.
And, that little money is going a long way for some of these kids.
"If they didn't have that money that we've raised here, that we have subsidized, It would cost four times more than what they pay now," says Daniel Leak.