Niceville Teen Carries Olympic Torch

By: Meredith TerHaar Email
By: Meredith TerHaar Email

Panama City - It's certainly the opportunity of a lifetime! Sixteen-year-old Bailey Reese, of Niceville, carried the Olympic torch through Bisham Abbey in England Tuesday morning.

Portions of the torch relay are being streamed online and WJHG captured some of the memorable moments. You can see Bailey light the torch, then start running down the streets of the town which is about 34 miles from London. Her leg of the relay began just after at 10AM in England, which is 4AM Central.

Bailey spent months preparing for the half mile torch run at the YMCA in Niceville. She was chosen for the honor after being nominated by US troops serving overseas. She launched "Hugs for Heros" a few years ago and has since sent out 75,000 care packages to deployed troops.

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