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14th Annual “Cop on Top” Fundraiser at Walmart Stores

Once again, the Hawai‘i Police Department is proud to sponsor the 14th annual “Cop on Top” fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawai‘i. This event will be held in East and West Hawai‘i at the Hilo and Kona Walmart Stores on (August 17), 7:00 a.m., to (August 19), 3:00 p.m.

For three straight days, law enforcement officers will spend their off-duty time perched on top a 14-foot scaffolding, eating, sleeping and raising awareness for Special Olympics Hawai‘i within the community. Over the years, the efforts of Hawai‘i Police Department officers have raised $250,000 to help provide year round sports training and competitions to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This event is the largest Special Olympics fundraiser of the year, and 14% of last year’s annual budget w as raised through this one event alone.

During this year’s event, there will be numerous, great incentives through donations made by many local sponsors. Special Olympics Hawai‘i will also be giving away visors, caps and t-shirts to those who donate.

Stay on Top of Cop on Top

Media Release:

Don’t be surprised to see law enforcement taking to new heights when Special Olympics Hawai’i holds its ninth annual Cop on Top event. Starting April 29 – May 1, volunteer, off-duty police officers will mount 14-foot scaffolds at Safeway stores statewide, to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. Officers will eat, sleep and collect donations from the top of scaffolds to raise donations and awareness for Special Olympics.

“Having an opportunity to represent our department in support of a great cause and sharing the experience with others makes me love the experience even more,” said Patricia Ann Doronila, Hawai’i Police Department officer and Special Olympics Hawai’i coach.

Last year’s event raised more than $210,000 for Hawai’i’s athletes and we hope to increase that number in 2010! Please be sure to stop by and show your support!

We are still looking for volunteers for this event to help create excitement and collect money on the ground, while our cops are on top! This is a fun event and children and families are welcome! All volunteers will receive a volunteer Cop on Top t-shirt! Please contact Cindy Ujimori at volunteers@specialolympicshawaii.org with the location and date/time you’d like to volunteer. Please include your t-shirt size and contact phone number.

Every swipe can help Special Olympics:

Sign up with eScrip and support Special Olympics Hawai’i each time you use your credit or debit card! When you shop at participating merchants between one percent to eight percent of your purchase will be donated to Special Olympics Hawai’i as well as your choice of a local area programs. Just click here to get started.

Please write in the group ID numbers for Special Olympics Hawai’i and any local area programs when selecting which organization to support. You may support up to three groups.

The codes for Special Olympics Hawaii include:
Special Olympics Hawaii: 141876984
Special Olympics Central/Honolulu: 141877019
Special Olympics Windward: 141877070
Special Olympics East Hawaii: 141877176
Special Olympics West Hawaii: 141877297
Special Olympics Maui: 141877223
Special Olympics Kauai: 141877330