Law enforcement officers from throughout the state will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to support Special Olympics Illinois on May 19, beginning at 5 a.m.
Officers hope to top last year’s donation total of $672,000 as they head to 270 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to raise awareness and donations for the Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
Locally, police officers will be atop the roofs of two Dunkin’ Donuts in Downers Grove: 522 Ogden Ave. and 1931 W. Ogden Ave. In Westmont, officers will be raising funds at two Dunkin Donuts: 19 W. 63rd St. and 121 W. Ogden Ave.
Special Olympics' athletes and their families and representatives from Chicago’s major sports teams are among the special guests who will join police officers and show their support.
Each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location that day and makes a donation to the Torch Run will receive a free doughnut coupon. Guests who donate at least $10 will receive a Law Enforcement Torch Run travel mug (while supplies last) and a coupon for a free medium coffee. Other items, such as Torch Run T-shirts and raffle tickets, will be sold for various donation amounts.
Dunkin’ Donuts also has created a special glazed red and white doughnut ring depicting Special Olympics Illinois colors. The doughnut, called “The Champion,” will be available at Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Chicago and suburbs May 19.
For a list of all participating locations, go to soill.org.