DUNKIN’ DONUTS ANNOUNCES “COPS ON TOP” EVENT AT CENTRAL NEW YORK LOCATIONS TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK

Local law enforcement orchestrate rooftop sit-in to raise awareness for Special Olympics athletes

SYRACUSE, NY; July 31, 2018 – Dunkin’ Donuts announced today it will support the annual “Cops on Top” event to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York.

On Friday, August 3, local law enforcement officials will stand on the rooftop of participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York while Special Olympics 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’ Donuts restaurants to support the officers, visit with Special Olympics athletes and their families, and make donations to Special Olympics New York. Dunkin’ Donuts will offer guests a coupon for a free doughnut as a thank you when guests make a monetary donation to the organization.

            “Dunkin’ Donuts is honored to support the vital efforts and programs of Special Olympics New York to enhance the lives of both children and adults with developmental disabilities,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Integrated Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with our network of generous guests to support this important organization.”

The following Central New York Dunkin’ Donuts locations will be participating:

  • 149 Grant Avenue, Auburn
  • 2 East Genesee Street, Auburn
  • 2244 Downer Street, Baldwinsville
  • 34 E Genesee Street, Baldwinsville
  • 369 N Peterboro Street, Canastota
  • 135 Albany Street, Cazenovia
  • 900 West Genesee Street, Chittenango
  • 818 N Main Street, Cicero
  • 4206 State Route 31, Clay
  • 6681 Collamer Road, Dewitt
  • 4 Chevy Drive, Bridge Street, E. Syracuse
  • 501 E Genesee Street, Fayetteville
  • 314 South 2nd Street, Fulton
  • 299 Farrell Road, Geddes
  • 409 7th North Street, Liverpool
  • 4744 Buckley Road, Liverpool
  • 105 Second Street, Liverpool
  • 306 Fayette Street, Manlius
  • 2723 Brewerton Road, Mattydale
  • 5194 Taft Road, N. Syracuse
  • 105 Route 104, Oswego
  • 2851 Erie Blvd., Syracuse
  • 649 N. Salina Street, Syracuse
  • 2921 James Street, Syracuse
  • 1909 Teall Avenue, Syracuse
  • 1001 W. Genesee Street, Syracuse

All contributions generated from the campaign will support Special Olympics New York programs for Central New York families. The initiative has generated more than $245,000 since its inception in 2012.

Special Olympics New York, is a not-for-profit organization working to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for children and adults with developmental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

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About Dunkin’ Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 12 years running. The company has more than 12,500 restaurants in 46 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts 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 provides year-round sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. There are 66,835 athletes and unified partners that train and compete with Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics program in North America. For more information, visit www.nyso.org. #SpecialOlympicsNY  #SOgamesNY

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