Special Olympics Torch Comes To City Hall Amid Big Ceremony

By On July 23, 2015

City officials along with hundreds of Burbank residents showed up to Burbank City Hall for the law enforcements final leg of the Special Olympics Torch Run. The arrival did not disappoint anyone in attendance along with the all the hoop-la that came with it.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s Special Olympics delegates were seated in white chairs along with other honored guests. City Manager Mark Scott emceed the event and had the crowd smiling and laughing the entire morning.

Burbank Mayor Bob Frutos, who asked his fellow Council members last year for Burbank to serve as a Host Town, was overjoyed with excitement as he welcomed those in attendance and all the athletes.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The athletes were guests of the Burbank Fire Department before the ceremonies for breakfast served by Burbank Firefighters and members of Fire Fighter Local 778. The guests posed for pictures along with trying on helmets after their full buffet breakfast that included pancakes, waffles, eggs, fruit and juices of their choice. Following breakfast the athletes posed for a group picture in front of Burbank Fire Truck 11 with all their new firefighter friends.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

The athletes had a busy day exercising at the Burbank YMCA, followed by lunch catered by Poquito Mas and activities hosted by Saint Joseph Medical Center with the help of Warner Brother volunteers. They then got to draw animated pictures with the help of artists from Warner Brothers.

They then went on a tour of Warner Brothers followed by a dinner hosted by Burbank Water & Power and members of IBEW.

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)