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

Albany NY; 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 5, community members are invited to visit participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Capital Region to attend the 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 medium hot coffee, iced coffee or tea 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 Avenue, Albany; Upper Broadway, Fort Edward; 2060 Western Ave, Guilderland; 1003 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham; 509 State Route 67, Malta; 448 Broadway, Rensselaer; 135 W Campbell Road, Rotterdam; 300 Wayto Road, Rotterdam; 1900 Curry Road, Schenectady; 3045 Broadway, Schenectady.

All contributions generated from the campaign will support Special Olympics New York programs for Capital Region families. In 2015, Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Capital Region generated more than $7,500 in partnership with their guests to benefit Special Olympics New York.

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.

Following its launch in the Capital Region earlier this week, Dunkin’ Donuts will sample its new Cold Brew Coffee at participating restaurants on August 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dunkin’ Donuts’ Cold Brew coffee is prepared by steeping a special blend of coffee in cold water over an extended period of time to extract a uniquely distinctive flavor from the beans. The longer brewing process provides a rich, smooth coffee with an inherently sweeter flavor reminiscent of dark chocolate. Cold Brew offers another exciting choice for those who prefer their coffee cold, along with the brand’s signature iced coffee.

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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 10 years running. The company has more than 11,800 restaurants in 44 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

About Law Enforcement Torch Run

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in New York, Law Enforcement Torch Run is the movement’s largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle, raising over 2-million dollars for the athletes of Special Olympics New York in 2015. This is accomplished through events including Torch Run, Polar Plunge, Cops on Top and Law & Orders.


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