CCSO Reaches New Heights to Support Special Olympics Md. - Southern Maryland Headline News

CCSO Reaches New Heights to Support Special Olympics Md.


LA PLATA, Md. (September 22, 2011)—The Charles County Sheriff’s Office is such a big fan of Special Olympics Maryland, officers are willing to shout their support of the organization from the rooftops.

On Oct. 1 from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., the Chick-fil-A restaurants in Waldorf and La Plata will host Charles County’s first ever Cops on Rooftops fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland. Sheriff’s officers will stand on the rooftops of both restaurants to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Maryland. The officers will collect donations from patrons by lowering buckets attached to ropes. They will be joined part of the day by Sheriff Rex Coffey and the Chick-fil-A cows. On the ground other officers and Charles County Teen Court volunteers will sell 2011 Torch Run T-shirts. Special Olympics athletes will also attend the event.

“This has all the components of a great fundraiser: a fun concept, a catchy name and, best of all, a really worth cause. How could we not do this?” said Sheriff Coffey. “I have been a lot of places in my law enforcement career but going to the top of Chick-fil-A to collect donations for Special Olympics is a first and I am looking forward to it. I am grateful to Chick-fil-A for giving us this opportunity and I hope to see a lot of folks there.”

For more information about Special Olympics Maryland, visit www.somd.org. For more information about Chick-fil-A visit http://www.chick-fil-a.com/. For more information about the Sheriff’s Office, visit www.ccso.us.

In the event of inclement weather, Cops on Rooftops will be rescheduled.

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