Officers Stake out Rooftops for Special Olympics Kansas

Moline Police Officers are raising money for the Illinois Special Olympics today from thirty feet off the ground. Guests could donate from 5 a.m.to 2 p.m. Friday.

Well, Friday, at Dunkin' Donuts around town, like the one in the Northland near 95th and Oak, it's no laughing matter...but it is a lot of fun! "But previous year, it was so warm, I needed sunscreen", said Hamrick, the school resource officer at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. If you donate $25 or more, and you'll get a T-Shirt as well. They hope to top last year's donations, which totaled $672,000.

"We're trying to do an end goal of $10,000 dollars for Special Olympics Kentucky this year, so hopefully with this event we get closer to that margin", says United Kingdom police officer Zach Downing.

Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and family support.

Sgt. Jeremy Weeks, who has been participating in the event for about eight years, said he loves the doughnuts but isn't a coffee drinker.

"These police department Special Olympics fundraisers are huge for the kids because they pay for their lodging and food when we travel to the completions", Dyer said.

Vanessa Coleman

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