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Maple Grove Police to Become 'Cop on a Rooftop' to Support Special Olympics Minnesota

Aug 14, 2018 07:55PM

File photo: Cop on a Rooftop at Dunkin' Donuts (photo provided by Dunkin' Donuts)

Hundreds of law enforcement officers from throughout Minnesota will rise to the occasion and support the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Minnesota by becoming a 'Cop on a Rooftop' at nine Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug.17 - including the recently opened Maple Grove Dunkin’ Donuts (located at 9595 Zachary Lane North across from Parnassus Preparatory School). 

"This important event is to raise money for the Special Olympics Minnesota. It gives of our community residents and business partners another opportunity to get involved with Special Olympics Minnesota outside of our annual Polar Plunge and Law Enforcement Torch Run," Maple Grove Police Captain Adam Lindquist said. "This would not require a lot of time, does not involve cold weather or a hard running workout. We look forward to partnering with Dunkin' Donuts in our community and continuing our support for Special Olympics Minnesota."

Dunkin’ Donuts 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 medium hot or iced coffee coupon (limit one per guest), according to Dunkin’ Donuts.  

Founded in 1973, Special Olympics Minnesota offers 17 Olympic-type sports to our over 8,200 Special Olympic Athletes. Special Olympics Minnesota has over 10,000 volunteers and 8,000 coaches that help make competitions and events possible. In 2017, over $4 million dollars were raised by Law Enforcement officers through events such as Cop on Tops, 5k’s, Tip A Cops, and the Polar Plunge.  

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