Annual Cop on a Rooftop event supports Special Olympics Nebraska
For the third year in a row, hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout the state will rise to the occasion and support the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics Nebraska atop 13 Dunkin’ rooftops on Friday, September 6, beginning at 6 a.m. through 11 a.m.
Law enforcement officers and Special Olympics representatives also will be on the ground at three other Dunkin’ locations in Nebraska, hoping to reach record donations for the event that has raised more than $30,000.
For Special Olympic athletes like Andrew St. Clair, it’s a good feeling seeing the officers come out and support them.
“It really feels incredible!” St. Clair said.
In return for the police officers “doing time” at their restaurants, Dunkin’ will donate $1,000 to the Law Enforcement Torch Run.
In addition, each guest who visits a Cop on a Rooftop location that day and makes a donation will receive a Free Donut coupon.
Officer Chris Weber with the Lincoln Police Department has been doing events with Special Olympics Nebraska for more than 10 years, and says it’s a nice change from officer’s day to day tasks.
“When we work regular police work, a lot of the people we deal with aren’t very happy to see us, but when we come to these events, we’re truly appreciated, and we get to help people and make them feel good, too. It’s really a great feeling all around,” Weber said.
Dunkin’ also has created a special glazed red and white donut ring depicting Special Olympics Nebraska colors.
The donut, called “The Champion,” will be available while supplies last at Dunkin’ locations in Nebraska on Sept. 6.
Cop On A Rooftop Lincoln locations:
2520 Old Cheney
5815 S. 85th
8355 College Park Dr.