Officers will take to the roofs of Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops throughout Georgia from 6 a.m. on Friday, April 29 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1
ATLANTA, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Krispy Kreme is once again teaming up with Georgia police officers to "raise dough" for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Georgia during the first weekend in May. Officers will take to the roofs for Georgia's ninth annual "Cops on Doughnut Shops" weekend from 6 a.m. on Friday, April 29 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, where they will collect donations from customers as they eat, sleep and play on the rooftops of ten Georgia Krispy Kreme stores. Due to the success of the event in years past, Cops on Doughnut Shops is being held at participating Krispy Kreme stores across the country, raising money for local Special Olympics programs.
Georgia's 2010 Cops on Doughnut Shops event raised an amazing $97,000 for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics Georgia. In addition to accepting donations from Krispy Kreme customers, the officers will also make calls to local individuals and business leaders asking for pledges, and local celebrities and community leaders are being asked to lend their support up on the roofs throughout the weekend.
Following are the participating Georgia Krispy Kreme stores for Cops on Doughnut Shops 2011:
Albany – 400 N. Slappey Blvd.
Athens – 3703 Atlanta Highway
Atlanta – 295 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Buford – 3387 Buford Drive
Commerce – 40103 Highway 441 South
Duluth – 1550 Pleasant Hill Road
Lilburn – 4129 Highway 78
Marietta – 299 Cobb Parkway, South
Riverdale – 6689 Highway #9
Roswell – 791 Atlanta Street
"Cops and doughnut shops just naturally go together in people's minds," says Allison Kaczenski, Special Olympics Georgia. "We decided to have some fun with it and help a worthy cause. What better way to create awareness and raise money for the Special Olympics than to put police officers on the roofs of Krispy Kreme stores?"
"Supporting local communities and programs that touch and enhance the lives of young people has been part of our Company's history for more than 70 years," said Brian K. Little, Director of Corporate Communication for Krispy Kreme. "We are very proud to be part of these unique events again in 2011."
Customers who donate $5 or more to the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics will receive not only the sincere thanks of participating officers, but could also receive treats from Krispy Kreme ranging from a free doughnut to a free dozen Original Glazed doughnuts every month for a year. Corporations, organizations or individuals donating $1,000 or more will receive a free Krispy Kreme doughnut party for their employees.
The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is to raise funds for and awareness of the Special Olympics movement worldwide. Law enforcement officers from the 50 United States, 10 Canadian provinces and territories, and 5 countries carry the Flame of Hope in honor of the Special Olympics athletes in their area and around the world. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest grass-roots fund-raiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics in the world. Last year, this international program raised over $34 million to support Special Olympics programs. More than 85,000 law enforcement officers from thousands of agencies have carried the Flame of Hope and have raised more than $200 million since the Torch Run's inception in 1981.
About Krispy Kreme:
Krispy Kreme is a leading branded specialty retailer and wholesaler of premium quality sweet treats and complementary products, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, the Company has offered the highest quality doughnuts and great tasting coffee since it was founded in
1937. Today, Krispy Kreme shops can be found in over 645 locations in 21 countries around the world. Visit us at www.KrispyKreme.com. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
For more information about the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, visit www.specialolympicsga.org.
SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia