It’s an exciting day… the state of New Jersey PBA Torch Run is underway to raise money for a good cause — the Special Olympics.

It’s a collaborative effort with all the police departments statewide taking part.

Here in Hudson County, officers from North Bergen will pass the torch to West New York, and Union City will pass the torch to Jersey City in the annual charity event, according to police.

“Union City was number eight in the state raising money for the event …(bringing in) $13,500,” says Det. Carlos Pina and Officer Chris Scardino from the Union City Police Department.

“Officers run through their town passing a torch to the next town going through the state.”