Cops go to great heights to support Special Olympics
Published 1:15 pm, Friday, May 17, 2013
There was a lot of police activity at the busy downtown corner of Post and Reef roads Friday, but it was nothing to worry about.
Police officers were collecting funds for the Special Olympics in their annual "Cop on Top" event.
Officers spent time atop the roof of the building housing Victoria's Secret to raise awareness, while officers at street level collected donations from motorists and pedestrians.
The department is also promoting the "Carry the Torch" plaque program, collecting $1,000 sponsorships from local businesses for the Special Olympics torch run in June. In exchange for the donation, officers will run in the name of a company or organization and the company will receive a commemorative plaque.
People can also "adopt a mile" of the torch run, which covers 530 miles throughout the state in advance of the state Special Olympics competition. The cost is $100 for per mile marker, or $500 to adopt an entire town.
For more information, visit www.soct.org