Officers will take to the roofs of Krispy Kreme Doughnut stores throughout Georgia from 6 a.m. on Friday, June 8 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 10
ATLANTA, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics are teaming up for the 10th year to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics Georgia's Athletes.
Law Enforcement Torch Run® Officers will take to the roof of the Krispy Kreme shops throughout Georgia from 6:00 a.m. on Friday, June 8, until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. They will collect donations from customers as they eat, sleep, and play on the rooftop at Krispy Kreme.
Georgia's 2011 Cops on Doughnut Shops event raised over $85,000 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 2012:
Athens – 3703 Atlanta Highway
Atlanta – 295 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Buford – 3387 Buford Drive
Commerce – 40103 Highway 441 South
Columbus - 6761 Veterans Parkway
Duluth – 1550 Pleasant Hill Road
Lilburn – 4129 Highway 78
Marietta – 299 Cobb Parkway, South
Riverdale – 6689 Highway #9
Roswell – 791 Atlanta Street
The participating officers from the Georgia Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics hope to raise $100,000 during the event. Customers who donate $5 or more to the cause will get a sweet treat from Krispy Kreme. For generous corporations, organizations, or individuals donating $1,000 or more, Krispy Kreme will give a complimentary doughnut party.
Krispy Kreme will be sharing the joy with millions of social fans too. Get connected with us today at www.krispykreme.com, www.KrispyKreme.com/HotLightApp, www.KrispyKreme.com, Facebook, foursquare and Twitter, and KrispyKremeDoughnuts on YouTube.
For more information about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, visit www.specialolympics.org.
Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect worldwide. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to more than 3.7 million athletes in over 170 countries in all regions of the world, providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs. Special Olympics now take place every day, changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities all over the world, from community playgrounds and ball fields in every small neighborhood's backyard to World Games. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy and friendship. Visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org. Engage with us on: Twitter @specialolympics; fb.com/specialolympics; youtube.com/specialolympicshq, and specialolympicsblog.wordpress.com.
About Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed(R) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Today, Krispy Kreme can be found in approximately 670 locations around the world and approximately 10,000 grocery, convenience and mass merchant stores in the U.S.
SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia