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Kentucky law enforcement kicks off Special Olympics Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky law enforcement helped kick off the state's Special Olympics this morning.

The torch was lit in Jefferson Square Park. It made its way to Joe's Crab Shack, carried by law enforcement.

The torch will be carried throughout the state, eventually making its way to Frankfort for the opening ceremonies.

"The torch run -- this is a kickoff event because they'll light the flame, and the torch will eventually...from Louisville it's gonna be in Frankfort, we're gonna have a big ceremony at the capital on Friday, and it will make its way to Richmond on Friday night for the opening ceremonies," said Trish Mazzoni, president and CEO of Special Olympics Kentucky.

"The Special Olympics oath, and that is, 'Let me win, but if I cannot win, be brave in the attempt'...and the part that I always live out is the being brave in the attempt," said David Desanctis a Special Olympics athlete. 

The opening ceremonies of the Kentucky Special Olympic Summer Games are this Friday and Saturday at Eastern Kentucky University.

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