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‘Cops on a Rooftop’ events this Friday at Dunkin Donuts to benefit Special Olympics Kentucky

Volunteers from the Law Enforcement for Special Olympics Kentucky and Dunkin Donuts locations are teaming up across the state to help raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky this Friday.

LETR volunteers will be going to new heights to support the athletes at “Cops on a Rooftop” events at seven Dunkin Donuts locations statewide.

Officers, deputies and agents from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will be collecting donations throughout the day in exchange for Dunkin Donuts discounts and other prizes, with all money raised going to support Special Olympics Kentucky athletes.

Law enforcement will be active at all locations from 6:30 a.m. to noon that day. Participating locations include:

Erlanger: 508 Commonwealth Ave.
Lexington: 1306 S. Broadway

London: 1653 Highway 129
Louisville: 2815 Fern Valley Rd.
Owensboro: 3011 Frederica St.
Richmond: 1029 Sylvia Dr.

Somerset: 525 S. Highway 27

For more information about Cops on Donut Shops events, contact Steve McGill, Special Olympics Kentucky Law Enforcement Liaison at 502-695-8222 or smcgill@soky.org.

Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Participation in competitive events is open to all individuals eight years of age or older.

Training and competition in local, area, state, and national programs are offered year-round in Kentucky in 15 sports. In addition to its traditional sports competitions, Special Olympics also offers early childhood programming through the Young Athletes Program and medical screenings through the Healthy Athletes Initiative. Special Olympics Kentucky began as a one-day event in Louisville in 1970 and has expanded to serve more than 8,300 athletes statewide annually.

Special Olympics is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018.

From Special Olympics Kentucky

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