Trooper Represents VT in USA Games Final Leg
On Saturday, June 30, the nineteen- member delegation from Special Olympics Vermont will be on their way to Seattle for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. From July 1-6, Team Vermont will join thousands of Special Olympics athletes and coaches from across the nation, along with tens of thousands of volunteers, family members and fans, for a week of special events and competitions in 14 team and individual sports.
Leading into the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games kick off in Seattle, WA, an elite group of individuals will serve as the “Guardians of the Flame” and escort the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on a journey across Washington state. Trooper Callie Field with the Vermont State Police in Derby, VT is among those who will make up this prestigious Final Leg team for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
"It's so amazing," reports Field following the first day of running. "I am surrounded by new and lifelong friends all working for a great cause."
From June 27 through June 30, the LETR Final Leg team will conduct multiple runs and ceremonies in cities, towns and communities across Washington state to raise awareness for Special Olympics and generate excitement for the 2018 USA Games. The 2018 LETR Final Leg culminates on July 1, when the team escorts the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Callie has been volunteering with the Law Enforcement Torch Run for more than twenty years and is the co-Director of Vermont's LETR Executive Council.
Follow along! Beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, ESPN, the official media partner of the 2018 USA Games, will telecast the Opening Ceremony live on ABC beginning at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET. You can see Team Vermont march in the Parade of Athletes in front of thousands of spectators at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. Learn more about ESPN coverage of the USA Games and the broadcast schedule.