This is what today is all about the awesome athletes of the Special Olympics.

Thanks to Laurie Gilman Tompkins, we've got some great video of Special Olympian Laura Lucas greeting the 2017 torch runners. Enjoy!

We're pulling out all the stops and staying on the air taking your ‘pay for play’ requests until 6PM  Friday! Yes, it’s 36 hours. Yes, we may be crazy. But when what we’re doing is all for the benefit of these incredible athletes, we’ll stop at nothing to keep raising as much money as possible!

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