Flame of Hope for Special Olympics passes through Eugene-Springfield

Flame of Hope for Special Olympics passes through Eugene-Springfield »Play Video
The torch passed through Springfield and Eugene on Wednesday en route to Corvallis

EUGENE, Ore. - Local law enforcement officers carried the Flame of Hope through Eugene and Springfield on Wednesday as the torch continued its 500-mile journey through Oregon.

The torch was in Roseburg on Tuesday.

The tradition of law enforcement carrying the torch started back in 1981 when a Wichita, Kansas, police chief ran with the torch to spread the word about the Special Olympics.

The Flame of Hope will reach its final destination Newberg High School on Saturday to kick off the opening ceremonies of the Summer Special Olympic Games.