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Posted on: May 10, 2017

[ARCHIVED] “Cop on Top” Illinois Special Olympics Fundraiser Friday May 19th

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“Cop on Top” Illinois Special Olympics Fundraiser Friday May 19th

For the past fifteen years, police officers from throughout the state have “staked out” Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops in May to heighten awareness and raise donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Illinois Special Olympics.


Illinois Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


In return for the police officers “doing time” at their stores, Dunkin’ Donuts will donate to the Torch Run fund. Everyone who visits the Elmhurst “Cop on Top” event that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run receives a free donut. Those who donate $10.00 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last). The mug can be filled at participating Dunkin’ Donuts stores, free of charge, throughout the day of the event. In addition, people who donate $5 will receive a pin and $15 the choice of a T-Shirt or Hat.


Last year, the Elmhurst Police Department raised approximately $5,000 for Illinois Special Olympics. Please help us surpass that amount this year by making a donation. On Friday, May 19, 2017, between 5:00 am and 12:00 pm, members of the Elmhurst Police Department and the Elmhurst Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will be accepting donations at two Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the City of Elmhurst. The locations are: 936 N. York Street and 195 E. Butterfield Road.


If you are unable to make it to Dunkin’ Donuts that day, donations are accepted at the Elmhurst Police Department. Donations can be mailed or hand-delivered to the Elmhurst Police Department, Attn: “Cop on Top”, 125 E. First Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Please make checks payable to “Special Olympics Illinois.” For more information call 630-530-3050.



Chief Michael Ruth

Elmhurst Police Department

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