The torch for this year’s Arizona Special Olympics passed through Tucson Thursday morning.
The 2009 Special Olympics Summer Games are set to begin Thursday and will run through Saturday.
Members of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and the Sunnyside football team carried the torch on its way to Mesa Community College, the site for this year’s Arizona games.
The runners passed the torch to runners from the Oro Valley Police Department.
About 1,200 athletes throughout Arizona will participate in this year’s olympics.
The torch should arrive at the games in time for Friday’s opening ceremonies.