Torch run fittingly crosses the border
The annual Arizona Special Olympics torch run used to begin at the 4th Avenue Bridge, on the Arizona-California border, then pass through Yuma on its way to the Phoenix area, where the games would then begin.
This year, the torch will be handed off from the Mexican side of the border to runners in San Luis, Ariz., who will then carry it through that city and Somerton and on to Yuma and finally Mesa.
Putting south Yuma County residents on the route, Special Olympics has literally and figuratively tied them to its mission of empowering the disabled through participation in sports. That's appropriate.
And the gesture of passing the torch over the line from Mexico is a fitting one, given that it recognizes that the causes of intellectual disabilities aren't confined by borders.