Special Olympics Saturday Night Dance around the Olympic Flame of Hope
Threatening clouds and the rumble of thunder didn't dissuade dozens of law enforcement personnel and a few of their family members from running the distance between Amherst Police Department headquarters on Main Street and the UMass Southwest Quad area three miles away, where they were warmly greeted by hundreds of exuberant and thankful Special Olympics athletes.
All the money raised goes towards supporting the Special Olympics ... the good will goes everywhere.
Group shot just before the gun goes off
Amherst town center
AFD in front of Central Station stands and salutes
Group runs by former "Frat Row" just outside campus
University Drive with Southwest towers looming. Final stretch