On Wednesday morning, SECO Energy’s employees enthusiastically greeted participants of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Sumter County’s leg of the torch run started at SECO’s headquarters in Sumterville, FL for the second consecutive year.
Various branches of law enforcement officers throughout the county jumped on bicycles to trek 11 miles from SECO to SCARC Inc., a group home in Bushnell for the disabled. Major Steve Binegar from the Sumter County Sheriff’s office had the privilege of carrying the flamed torch.
SECO’s Vice President of Corporate Services & Human Resources Gregg Morrell stated, “SECO Energy, its Board of Trustees and our employees strongly support all levels of law enforcement and hosting this great cause was an honor. Employees enjoyed cheering the runners and bikers on as they geared up to carry the torch through Sumter County’s leg of the Torch Run. We look forward to participating again next year.”
For decades, over 5,000 officers from more than 300 Florida law enforcement agencies carry the torch on a 1,500-mile relay through all 67 counties in Florida. The state’s “Final Leg” of the Torch Run opens the State of Florida’s Special Olympics Summer Games on Friday, May 19, at Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista.