Bourbonnais Officers Raise $8,300 for Special Olympics during Cop of a Rooftop Event


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BOURBONNAIS, IL – The Bourbonnais Police Department demonstrated their commitment to supporting the Special Olympics by raising an impressive $8,300 during the annual Cop on a Rooftop event held on Friday. 

The amount does not include credit card donations made on site today, which have yet to be factored into the total amount of funds raised at the event.  This initiative, now in its 20th year, saw police departments across the area team up to collect funds for the Special Olympics.

Manteno Police report taking in about $4,000 in donations at Dunkin’ just off Route 45.

Apart from Bourbonnais and Manteno, other participating departments included Frankfort, Wilmington, Manhattan, Palos Park and various others throughout the state. The event ran for different hours depending on the location, with most concluding around noon.

A notable addition to the fundraising efforts was the presence of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, who joined the Northbrook Police Department at the Dunkin’ on Willow and Sherman Road.

The Cop on a Rooftop event proved to be a massive success, as the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, along with members of the community, collected donations for Special Olympics Illinois athletes. The event managed to raise over $925,000 across 315 Dunkin’ locations, benefiting the 21,000 athletes involved.

The partnership between Dunkin’ and the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois has been fruitful over the years, accumulating a remarkable sum of more than $7.6 million raised in Illinois alone. Participants who made a donation to the Torch Run received a coupon for a complimentary donut. Those who donated $10 or more were also rewarded with a LETR/Dunkin’ branded travel mug (while supplies lasted) and a coupon for a free medium hot coffee.

Special Olympics Illinois, a not-for-profit organization, provides year-round training and competition in 18 sports for over 55,000 athletes, including traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, and volunteers. Through inclusive athletic, health, and leadership programs, Special Olympics Illinois empowers its athletes to create positive transformations within themselves, their communities, and the world.


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