- Associated Press - Friday, June 26, 2015

DENVER (AP) - A national Special Olympics torch relay is moving through Colorado.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1Kg8jkk ) that the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America, which started on May 26, entered Colorado on Wednesday in La Junta and will leave July 1 from Grand Junction. The torch will be in all 50 states prior to the Los Angeles games, which open July 25.

Friday night, the flame will be at Red Rocks ahead of the sold-out Widespread Panic concert for a live telecast at 6:30 p.m. on 7News. Colorado’s four Special Olympics athletes competing in the World Games will be part of the broadcast.

Colorado has one of the longest Flame of Hope tours of any state. In Colorado, nearly $90,000 has been raised just through the torch run.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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