Cop on a Rooftop for Special Olympics


 SPRINGFIELD - Springfield area police officers will soon take part in "Cop on a Rooftop" at Dunkin' Donuts to raise awareness and donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The Torch Run raises money for the Special Olympics.

"More than $2,000,000 has been raised from this event over the last 12 years," said Illinois Torch Run Director and Sherman Police Chief Eric Smith, "we're hoping to set new records this year.

 Officers from the Springfield Police Department will be manning the Dunkin' Donuts location at 102 Chatham Road in Springfield from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM Friday, May 29.

Each guests who makes a donation will receive a coupon for a free donut. Guests who donate at least $10.00 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free medium coffee.

The Springfield Police Department leg of the actual Torch Run starts June 11 at 8:00 AM at 2nd and Monroe in Springfield. 

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $35,000,000 over 29 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments.

The first Special Olympics games were held at Soldier Field in July, 1968. The program is now in more than 170 countries

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