Father Maher Carries ‘Flame Of Hope’ Six Miles For Special Olympics
Figuratively speaking, Niagara University carries the torch for individuals with developmental disabilities through its many outreach services and academic programs.
The institution’s president, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., did so in the literal sense when he got a local leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics underway on June 2, 2014.
Father Maher departed Goat Island at noon with the symbolic “Flame of Hope,” trekking six miles in tandem with local law enforcement personnel and Special Olympians en route to Niagara University’s Kiernan Center.
According to a Special Olympics spokesperson, Father Maher became the first university president in the Western Region to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.