Members of the Bloomington Police Department and Indiana University Police Department will be participating in the Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser from 5 a.m. to noon this Friday, August 19, 2022, at the Bloomington Dunkin’ Donuts located at 300 South College Mall Road.
The funds are being raised for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics and the money goes directly to support programming for Special Olympics athletes in Indiana, according to a press release.
Here is the text of the entire press release:
Aug. 15, 2022
Law Enforcement Torch Run® Hosting Cop on a Rooftop Events Statewide for Special Olympics Indiana
The Bloomington Police Department is taking part in annual fundraiser Aug. 19 at the local Dunkin’ store
WHAT: The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Indiana will host the fourth-annual Cop on a Rooftop at participating Dunkin’ locations statewide. During these events, Bloomington Police and Indiana University Police officers will be stationed at Dunkin’ to collect money that will go directly to support programming for Special Olympics athletes in Indiana.
WHEN: 5 a.m.-noon on Friday, Aug. 19
WHERE: There are 25 participating Dunkin’ locations across the state of Indiana. Local stores participating in this year’s event include the Dunkin’ store at 300 S College Mall Rd, Bloomington. A full list of participating locations is available online.
WHO: Special Olympics families and guests are invited to join Bloomington Police and Indiana University Police officials to show their support for Special Olympics Indiana. Dunkin’ guests who donate to Cop on a Rooftop will receive a coupon for a free donut. Guests who donate $10 or more will receive a coupon for a free medium hot coffee.
WHY: The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grassroots fundraising program benefitting Special Olympics throughout the world. In the first three years, Indiana LETR’s Cop on a Rooftop events have raised nearly $50,000 dollars for Special Olympics Indiana. All the funds raised through Cop on a Rooftop help support sports training and competition along with health, education and leadership program opportunities for more than 18,000 people across Indiana with intellectual disabilities. In 2021, the Bloomington site raised more than $1,800 for Special Olympics Indiana and we are hoping to raise even more this year to support these athletes!
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About Special Olympics Indiana
Special Olympics Indiana is a nonprofit organization that is part of the global Special Olympics movement, using sport, health, education, and leadership programs everyday around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. We are a sports organization that uses the power of sport as a catalyst for social change, working for more than 50 years to open hearts and minds toward people with intellectual disabilities and to create inclusive communities across the state. With the support of over 10,000 coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics Indiana provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 18,000 athletes and unified partners at no cost to the participants. Visit SOIndiana.org.
About Indiana Law Enforcement Torch Run®
The Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Indiana is much more than a run — it engages law enforcement worldwide as champions for acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities through a variety of year-round events and other activities. Known as Guardians of the Flame, thousands of dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics athletes each year, symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity uniting communities around the globe.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 15 years running. The company has more than 12,600 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Dunkin’ is part of the Inspire Brands family of restaurants. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Special Olympics Indiana
Captain Ryan Pedigo
Bloomington Police Department