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

 SYRACUSE, NY; August 3, 2018 – Dunkin’ Donuts supported the annual “Cops on Top” initiative at nearly 30 restaurant locations in Central New York today to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics New York.

Local law enforcement officials stood on the rooftop of participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Central New York while Special Olympics athletes collected donations at each location to help support the cost of their athletic training and future competitions.

Community members were invited to visit the participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants 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 continue to support the vital efforts and programs of Special Olympics New York which enhance the lives of both children and adults with developmental disabilities,” said Dunkin’ Donuts Integrated Marketing Manager Eric Stensland. “We’re thrilled to be able to partner with our network of generous guests to support this important organization and the many athletes in Central New York.”

All contributions generated from the campaign support Special Olympics New York programs for Central New York families. The initiative has generated more than $245,000 since its inception in 2012.

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 12 years running. The company has more than 12,500 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 New York provides year-round sports training and competition in 23 Olympic-style sports to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athletes, their families or caregivers. There are 66,835 athletes and unified partners that train and compete with Special Olympics New York, the largest Special Olympics program in North America. For more information, visit www.nyso.org. #SpecialOlympicsNY  #SOgamesNY

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