Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America!
Today we went to the Sylvan Theatre on the National Mall near the Washington Monument for the first Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America.
The run marks the beginning of one of three legs crossing the nation, bringing the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to every one of the 48 continental states. We snapped Andra Day, a singer-songwriter who's signed to Warner.
The three legs will meet in Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games July 25. Here, Special Olympics athlete Corey Leonard holding the Olympic torch, with Lions Clubs International’s Clement Kusiak and Special Olympics’ Michael Hoar.
Miss DC 2014 Teresa Davis is flanked by Special Olympics' Kelli Seely and Special Olympics athlete Terrel Limerick.
With a long history supporting the Special Olympics, CITGO is this year's official fuel sponsor of the Unified Relay Across America, supporting 36 vehicles that accompany the torch bearers from the East to the West. Here, Special Olympics CEO Janet Froetscher and CITGO VP Rafael Gómez.