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Cops on Rooftops? Stake Out for Special Olympics

Release date: 5/21/2013

On May 31, hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out Dunkin Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.  Police officers are scheduled to cover a record 150 Dunkin Donuts rooftops across Illinois to heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which benefits Special Olympics Illinois.  This is the 11th consecutive year of the Cops on Rooftops event.

Officers from the Streamwood Police Department will be manning the Dunkin Donuts at 656 S. Sutton Rd. Streamwood, Illinois beginning at 5:00 am. A complete list of locations around the state can be downloaded at the Special Olympics Illinois website. Special Olympics Illinois is a non-for-profit organization offering year round training competition in 19 sports for more than 21,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 13,000 young athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.

Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills, and encourage family support. The first Special Olympics games were held at Soldier Field in July, 1968. The program is now in more than 170 countries. If you are interested in learning more about the Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency at (800) 394-0563 or visit their website at www.soil.org.