Local law enforcement took to the roofs on Friday, August, 19 at more than 40 Dunkin’ locations across Wisconsin for the 10th annual Cop on a Rooftop. Through this event, Dunkin’ and the Law Enforcement Torch Run together raised more than $50,000 to support Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes and programming.
Cop on a Rooftop was held at select Dunkin’ stores across all seven Special Olympics Wisconsin regions—from Menomonie to Milwaukee, and Manitowoc to Monroe. Members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin, representing statewide police and fire departments, waved signs and donut-shaped props to promote and support Special Olympics athletes with an in-store donation drive.
Each Dunkin’ guest who made a donation to support Special Olympics Wisconsin between 5 a.m. and 11 a.m. earned a coupon for a free donut. Guests donating $10 or more received a coupon for a free medium hot coffee.
The $50,000 raised will go directly back to the athletes, providing opportunities to participate in a variety of sports programming, to foster a healthy lifestyle, to develop social and leadership skills, and to create a sense of belonging and inclusion for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Over the previous nine years of the event, Cop on a Rooftop had raised more than $430,000 for Special Olympics Wisconsin.
Since 1986, compassion, joy and hope has ignited a movement among law enforcement in Wisconsin to spread awareness of individuals with intellectual disabilities. LETR volunteers educate the community about the gifts, talents and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities and create opportunities to bring the community together. As the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special Olympics Wisconsin, LETR has raised more than $32 million for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.