DUNKIN’ DONUTS HOSTS “COPS ON TOP” EVENT AT CAPITAL REGION LOCATIONS TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK

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

ALBANY, NY; August 18, 2017 Dunkin’ Donuts supported the annual “Cops on Top” initiative at a dozen restaurant locations in the Capital Region today to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York.

Community members were invited to visit participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in 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 provided guests a coupon for a free doughnut as a thank you when guests made 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.”

All contributions generated from the campaign 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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Albany Police Department Officers Brian Hawley (left) and Derrick Shultz (right) stand on the roof of the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant on Washington Avenue in Albany, NY on Friday, August 18 to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York. The sit-in was in support of the annual “Cops on Top” initiative held at a dozen Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the Capital Region.

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Officials from Dunkin’ Donuts and the Albany Police Department collect funds for Special Olympics New York at the annual “Cops on Top” event at the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant on Washington Avenue in Albany, NY on Friday, August 18. The initiative has generated nearly $15,000 since its inception in 2015. Pictured from left to right: Dunkin’ Brands Operations Manager Tom Juers; Cafua Management Director of Operations Rick McCarthy; Special Olympics Athlete Kevin Brown; Albany Police Department Deputy Chief Robert Sears; Special Olympics Athlete Ernie Dillon; and Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland.

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Officials from the Albany Police Department, Dunkin’ Donuts and Special Olympics New York greet guests during the “Cops on Top” event at the Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant on Washington Avenue in Albany, NY on Friday, August 18. The initiative has generated nearly $15,000 for Special Olympics New York since its inception in 2015. Pictured from left to right: Officer Derrick Shultz; Special Olympics Athlete Kevin Brown; Officer Brian Hawley; Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager Eric Stensland; and Special Olympics Athlete Ernie Dillon.

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