Dunkin’ Donuts announces “Cops On Top” event at Capital Region locations to benefit Special Olympics New York

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ALBANY, NY; August 14, 2017 – 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 18, community members are invited to visit participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Capital Region to attend a sit-in 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 Field 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 Capital Region Dunkin’ Donuts 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, Schenectady

·         2060 Western Ave, Guilderland

·         97 Troy Road, East Greenbush

·         92 Saratoga Street, Cohoes

·         Upper Broadway, Ft. Edward

·         365 Dix Avenue, Queensbury

·         509 State Route 67, Malta

·         194 Church Ave, Ballston Spa

All contributions generated from the campaign will support Special Olympics New York programs for Capital Region families. The initiative has generated nearly $15,000 since its inception in 2015.

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 11 years running. The company has more than 12,300 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 is the largest amateur sports organization in the world.  With 67,192 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 Olympics Style sports– at no cost to the athlete, their families or their caregivers.  For more information, visit www.nyso.org

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