CHICAGO, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the 13th year in a row, hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Illinois on Friday, May 29, beginning at 5 a.m.
Police officers are scheduled to cover 194 Dunkin' Donuts rooftops to raise awareness and donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Chicago Bulls Broadcaster Chuck Swirsky, Special Olympics athletes, Cooking Personality "Momma Cuisine" Johanna Cook, and representatives from Chicago's sports teams are among the special guests who will also rise to the occasion to show their support.
In honor of the Special Olympics athletes and police officers supporting the rooftop event, Dunkin' Donuts will donate $15,000 to the Torch Run Fund.
In addition, each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free donut coupon. Guests donating at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for free medium coffee.
This year for the first time, police officers will be tweeting from the rooftops using the hashtag #CoponaRooftop.
To meet their goal, police officers will have to top last year's total of $430,000.
The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised more than $35 million over 29 years while increasing awareness of Special Olympics Illinois athletes and their accomplishments. Each year, more than 3,000 officers cover 1,500 miles carrying the Flame of Hope through the streets of their hometowns and to the State Summer Games in Normal in June.
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 21,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities.
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