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Cops will be on rooftops of Missouri donut shops Friday to raise money for Special Olympics

Posted at 12:00 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 10:11:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An age-old stereotype will come to fruition Friday, when police officers will be stationed at donut shops across Kansas City, Missouri.

But instead of chowing down, the officers will collect donations for Special Olympics Missouri.

From 5 a.m. to noon on Friday, officers will be on the roof of six Kansas City Dunkin’ (formerly Dunkin’ Donuts) locations, participating in the third annual “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser. Money collected during the event will go to Special Olympics Missouri.

Organizers hope to collect more than last year’s total of $19,907 from 24 Dunkin’ locations across Missouri.

Special Olympics is the largest sports organization in the world. It is dedicated to helping children with intellectual disabilities improve their health, develop confidence and share stories of human potential.

Friday’s “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser is part of the nationwide Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics.

Dunkin’ will sell a special “Champions Donut” in Missouri Friday. It depicts a white and red ring, highlighting the Special Olympics Missouri colors.

Anyone who donates money will receive a coupon for a free classic donut coupon. A $10 donation will earn the donor a Missouri Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free, medium hot coffee. T-shirts and raffle tickets will be available for sale.

Visit these locations in Kansas City from 5 a.m. to noon on Friday to participate:

  • 9561 N. McGee St., KCMO 64155
  • 6050 NE Antioch Road, Gladstone, MO 64119
  • 2400 South Hwy 291, Independence, MO 64057
  • 10143 Wornall Road, KCMO 64114
  • 8820 E. Highway 350, Raytown 64113
  • 1225 NW State Route 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014

Dunkin’ is donating $1,250 to the organization.