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

Special Olympics NY athletes

SYRACUSE, 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 2, 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 Central New York 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 Central New York Dunkin’ locations will be participating:

  • 149 Grant Avenue, Auburn
  • 2 East Genesee Street, Auburn
  • 160 State Street Road, Auburn
  • 2244 Downer Street, Baldwinsville
  • 34 E Genesee Street, Baldwinsville
  • 5268 W Genesee Street, Camillus
  • 369 N Peterboro Street, Canastota
  • 135 Albany Street, Cazenovia
  • 900 West Genesee Street, Chittenango
  • 818 N Main Street, Cicero
  • 6166 South Bay Road, Cicero
  • 4206 State Route 31, Clay
  • 4 Chevy Drive, Bridge Street, E. Syracuse
  • 7043 Manlius Center Road, 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
  • 255 West Seneca Street, Oswego
  • 1701 Black River Blvd, Rome
  • 1155 Erie Blvd W, Rome
  • 2921 James Street, Syracuse
  • 649 N. Salina 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 “Cops on Top” initiative has generated more than $332,000 since its inception in 2012.

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.

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About Dunkin’

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.

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