ALBANY, NY; – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, today announced it will team up with local law enforcement officers for “Cops on Top” to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York with a rooftop sit-in at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Capital Region.

On Friday, October 9, Capital Region law enforcement officers will take to the roofs of several Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants from 7 to 11 a.m. Dunkin’ Donuts guests are invited to attend the sit-in to support the officers, meet Special Olympics athletes, and make donations to Special Olympics New York.

“Dunkin’ Donuts is honored to host local law enforcement officers to benefit Special Olympics New York through this unique event,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “I encourage our guests to join us to support Special Olympics New York and its mission to provide training and athletic competition to children and adults with developmental disabilities.”

“Cops on Top” locations include the following Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants: 1425 Washington Ave, Albany; 92 Saratoga St, Cohoes; 448 Broadway, Rensselaer; 2060 Western Ave, Guilderland; 1003 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham; 650 Troy Schenectady Rd , Latham; 509 State Route 67, Malta; 194 Church Ave , Ballston Spa; 135 W Campbell Rd , Rotterdam; 1900 Curry Road, Schenectady.

Dunkin’ Donuts guests who contribute to Special Olympics New York will receive a coupon for a medium hot Dark Roast coffee with a $5 donation; a “Cops on Top” T-shirt with a $20 donation; a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend ground coffee with a $50 donation; or two pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend ground coffee with a $100 donation.

“We’re thrilled Dunkin’ Donuts and Capital Region law enforcement officers are coming together to support the nearly 65,700 Special Olympics athletes throughout the state,” said Special Olympics New York Neal Johnson, CEO. “Dunkin’ Donuts guests who support ‘Cops on Top’ will have a tremendous impact on our athletes in New York and right here in their own communities.”

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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 the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,400 restaurants in 39 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 is the largest amateur sports organization in the world.  With 64,596 athletes, Special Olympics New York is the largest chapter in North America and the 6th largest chapter in the world.  Special Olympics New York athletes train and compete year-round in 22 sports– at no cost to the athlete, their families or their caregivers.  For more information, visit www.nyso.org

About Law Enforcement Torch Run

Celebrating its 29th Anniversary in New York, Law Enforcement Torch Run is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, raising almost 1.8-million dollars for the athletes of Special Olympics New York in 2014.  This is accomplished through events including Torch Run, Polar Plunge and Law & Orders.


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