Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage


Visit the Lobby Tools Website


Visit Legislative IQ Website


Recent Posts



RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Donald Cargill
    "This is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth."
  • Janine di Giovanni
    "Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life."
  • Robert H. Schuller
    "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
  • Oscar Wilde
    "Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."

Florida Special Olympics Gets $4Million Donation at Annual Torch Run

April 5th, 2018 by Jake Stofan
While the Special Olympics is celebrating its 50th anniversary, law enforcement gathered at the state’s Capitol to celebrate the game’s 35th year in Florida with the annual Torch Run.
Law enforcement from around the state carried the Flome of Hope onto the Capitol Grounds for the annual ceremony. A check for more than $4 million was presented to Special Olympics Florida. The money was the result of donations from an estimated 2 million Publix customers.
This year, 46,000 Florida athletes will compete in this year’s games, up from 38,000 last year. 
“For many of these athletes this special olympics is actually what they would call their family. So this is where they not only get physical exercise and interaction, they have great social skills that they’re building because of their friends that are in this,” said Special Olympics Florida President Sherry Wheelock.
The games will be held in May at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando.

Posted in State News | No Comments »

Comments are closed.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com