SOUTH MILWAUKEE - If you see a police officer atop the roof at Dunkin' Donuts on Aug. 11, you "donut" need to worry.
That day, law enforcement officers in Wisconsin will take their levels of commitment to new heights as they stake out 50 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops, including the South Milwaukee location at 3103 S. Chicago Ave., to support the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Wisconsin.
Officers are expected to hit the roofs for the sixth annual Cop on a Rooftop beginning at 6 a.m., with high hopes to top last year’s donation total of $60,500 from 46 Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops.
In return for the police officers doing time at their restaurants, Dunkin’ Donuts will donate $5,000 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.
“Cop on a Rooftop is an event we look forward to every year,” said Amish Patel, CEO of Milwaukee Coffee Hospitality Company, which operates Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Wisconsin and Illinois. “It’s a fun and unique way to support Special Olympics athletes and their families and call attention to the kind of good will police officers bring to our communities every day. We truly are honored to participate.”
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR) is a volunteer movement that was established by members of the law enforcement community to support Special Olympics. It is the largest public awareness vehicle and grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics.
The mission of the LETR is to increase awareness and funds for the Special Olympics movement. Since the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Wisconsin began in 1986, it has raised more than $31.5 million for Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes.
Special Olympics Wisconsin is a statewide organization that unleashes the transformative power and joy of sports everyday around the world. Through work in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics empowers people with intellectual disabilities, leading to a more welcoming and inclusive society.
With the support of donors, coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and more than 700 athletic competitions in 18 Olympic-type sports to over 10,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities. Join our online community by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information, visit specialolympicswisconsin.org or call (800) 552-1324.