Over 100 volunteers are in Missoula this weekend for the Law Enforcement Torch Run Kick-off Conference to benefit Special Olympics.

Missoula County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jason Johnson said the conference has been held annually for the last dozen years, but it will now be headquartered in Missoula for the next three years.

Early registration and a hospitality event are being held Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel. There will be several sessions for volunteers involved iin the torch run throughouyt the day on Saturday.

A live auction and awards banquet is scheduled for Saturday night from 6:30 till 9 p.m.

The state of Montana Police Association sponsors the event each year.

Sheriff's Department Spokesman Jason Johnson