PHOTOS: Special Olympics torch makes its way through Michigan

Jun 9, 2015

The Special Olympics "Flame of Hope" torch is currently on its way through Michigan as part of a cross-country relay trek to California.

It was carried through Detroit on Monday and made it to Ann Arbor on Tuesday, where a group of students from the Lenawee Intermediate School District were waiting at the Big House at 11:30 a.m. for their section of the Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America.

The LISD students took turns carrying the torch, cheering every time it changed hands, as they walked their half-mile stretch to hand the flame off.

The torch now moves on to Indiana, and will keep traveling until it reaches Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World games on July 25.

- Paula Friedrich, Michigan Radio Newsroom