2017 NC Special Olympics summer games kicks off in Raleigh
Posted June 2
Law enforcement officers carried the Flame of Hope across North Carolina before lighting the cauldron at the opening ceremony.
Athletes from across the state will be competing in nine different events in Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs, June 2-4.
Nearly 1,900 athletes will compete in athletics, bowling, cheerleading, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, swimming and volleyball.