CALLAWAY, Md. (Sept. 22, 2010)—If you're driving down Route 235 through California this weekend and see a group of cops on the roof of Dunkin Donuts, fear not! It's not a raid, nor have they lost their minds and turned into crazed Homer Simpsons on a donut eating rage. They're there to raise funds for Special Olympics as part of the national fundraising event Cops on Rooftops.
Deputies and correctional officers will "stakeout" the store's roof-top this weekend, Saturday, September 25, and Sunday, September 26, to greet customers, hand out coupons, and encourage everyone to support Maryland Special Olympics by making a donation.
Customers who donate to the Torch Run for Special Olympics will receive treats and special offers from Dunkin Donuts.
Special Olympics is a national non-profit organization that seeks to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.