"Cops on Top" to Benefit Special Olympics New York

October 5, 2012 Updated Oct 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM EDT

By WKBW News

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"Cops on Top" to Benefit Special Olympics New York

October 5, 2012 Updated Oct 5, 2012 at 11:30 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW/Release) - America's all-day, every-day stop for coffee and baked goods will team up with the Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes with a rooftop sit-in at participating Dunkin' Donuts locations in Western New York.

On Friday, October 5th, Buffalo-area law enforcement officers will take to the roofs of several Dunkin' Donuts restaurants from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for "Cops on Top" to benefit Special Olympics New York. Members of the community are invited to attend the sit-in to support the officers, visit with Special Olympics athletes and their families and make donations to Special Olympics New York.

Dunkin' Donuts will offer guests a coupon for a free coffee or donut as a thank you when they make a monetary donation to the Special Olympics New York at participating restaurants which include the following locations: 2225 Colvin Boulevard in Tonawanda; 5073 Camp Road in Hamburg; and 598 Main Street in Buffalo.

"Dunkin' Donuts is honored to host our local law enforcement officers to benefit Special Olympics New York through this year's Cops on Top event in Western New York," said Dunkin' Donuts Field Marketing Manager Alisa LaPlante.

"I encourage members of the greater Buffalo community to join us as we raise funds to support Special Olympics New York and its mission to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with developmental disabilities."

Dunkin' Donuts will also offer guests additional thank you gifts in gratitude for donations, including an official Cops on Top t-shirt with a $25 donation; one pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee with a $50 donation; and 2 pounds of Dunkin' Donuts coffee with a $100 donation.

"The joining of the Dunkin' Donuts restaurants in the Buffalo area with the law enforcement professionals who also serve the community is a great way to support the nearly 56,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout the state," said Special Olympics New York CEO Neal Johnson.

"We're delighted that the wonderful folks from Dunkin' Donuts are supporting our athletes right here in their own communities."

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