Local law enforcement to orchestrate rooftop sit-in to raise awareness for
Special Olympics NY athletes
ALBANY, NY; – Dunkin’ announced today it will support the annual “Cops on Top” event to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York.
On Friday, August 16, local law enforcement officials will stand on the rooftop of participating Dunkin’ restaurants in Central New York while Special Olympics New York athletes collect donations at each location to help support the cost of their athletic training and future competitions.
Community members are invited to visit the participating Dunkin’ restaurants to support the officers, visit with athletes and their families, and make donations to Special Olympics New York. Dunkin’ will offer guests a coupon for a free doughnut as a thank you when guests make a monetary donation to the organization.
“Dunkin’ is honored to support the vital efforts and programs of Special Olympics New York which enhance the lives of both children and adults with intellectual disabilities,” said Dunkin’ Integrated Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “We’re thrilled to partner with our network of generous guests to support this wonderful organization. We encourage all of our guests in the Capital Region to show their support for local law enforcement and our Special Olympics New York athletes.”
“Cops on Top is a fun, important awareness campaign that has a long history within our organization and we are so grateful for the dedication of our partners at Dunkin’ and in law enforcement who make it possible,” said Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman. “On behalf of the 67,000 athletes that Cops on Top will support again this year, thank you!”
The following Capital Region Dunkin’ locations will be participating:
- 1425 Washington Ave, Albany
- 749 Hoosick Street, Troy
- 1003 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham
- 135 W. Campbell Road, Rotterdam
- 1900 Curry Road, Rotterdam
- 300 Wayto Road, Rotterdam
- 3045 Broadway, Rotterdam
- 2060 Western Ave, Guilderland
- 97 Troy Road, East Greenbush
- 1135 NY Route 29, Greenwich
- 92 Saratoga Street, Cohoes
- 365 Dix Avenue, Queensbury
- 509 State Route 67, Malta
- 194 Church Ave, Ballston Spa
- 266 Saratoga Road, Glenville
- 69 Main St., Wynantskill
All contributions generated from the campaign will support Special Olympics New York programs for Capital District families. The “Cops on Top” initiative has generated more than $50,000 since its inception in 2015.
Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in authentic competition. Athletes, coaches and the people who support them come together for the love of a sport and the thrill of a game.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 13 years running. The company has more than 12,800 restaurants in 44 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
About Special Olympics
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 67,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with nearly 150 schools statewide to offer unified sports. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. Learn more at www.specialolympicsNY.org and #SpecialOlympicsNY.