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The Flame of Hope, the official torch that will be used during the opening ceremonies of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles later this month, will make an appearance at the San Clemente Ocean Festival on Sunday, July 19.

The torch will be carried through town until it reaches its destination at the San Clemente Pier, where a ceremony will take place at 9:45 a.m.

The mayor of San Clemente, Chris Hamm, along with chief of police services Lt. Dave Moodie and Capt. Carl White will welcome runner Nigel Davis, a Special Olympics athlete from Jamaica. Davis was selected as one of the area’s “final leg” runners, who will bear the torch as it makes its way to Los Angeles.

The Flame of Hope will be used to ignite the cauldron at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 25, signifying the opening of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

For more information on the games, including volunteer opportunities, visit

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