SPECIAL OLYMPICS AND COPS ON DOUGHNUT SHOPS
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation and local law enforcement officers have worked together for the past 10 years for the annual Cops on Doughnut Shops® program to benefit Special Olympics. This nationwide fundraising program allows police officers to sit on the rooftops of Krispy Kreme stores throughout the U.S. to raise funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run® and increase awareness of the Special Olympics movement. Police officers collect donations from customers and the general public as they eat, sleep and play on the rooftops of Krispy Kreme stores. In 2009, Cops on Doughnut Shops events raised more than $230,300 throughout the country.
Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2010, the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is the movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness campaign. There are a variety of events supporting Special Olympics including Torch Runs, Polar Plunge® events and the World's Largest Truck Convoy®. Since its inception in 1981, the Torch Run has raised more than $270 million for Special Olympics’ athletes.
For more information, please visit Special Olympics at www.specialolympics.org.