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Special Olympics Kansas Fundraiser - May 18 - KOAM TV 7

Special Olympics Kansas Fundraiser - May 18

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Cops at donut shops for more than just a bite

Annual fundraiser benefits Special Olympics Kansas athletes

MISSION, Kan. – Law Enforcement officers will stake out Dunkin Donuts locations throughout the state Friday, May 18, to raise money for Special Olympics Kansas.

City police, county deputies and troopers with the Kansas Highway Patrol will climb on top of stores at 6 a.m. and stay there until 1 p.m.

During the event called "Cops at Donut Shops" officers will collect donations to benefit more than 4,300 Special Olympics Kansas athletes.

"Law Enforcement officers work throughout the year to raise money to support our athletes," Heather Waters, Special Olympics Kansas spokesperson said. "This is a fun event for officers because it lets them interact with citizens in their community and share why they are passionate about supporting Special Olympics Kansas athletes."

Law Enforcement in 2017 raised more than $500,000 for Special Olympics Kansas athletes through events like Cops at Donut Shops, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, golf tournaments, Tip A Cop Events and more.

Officers at Lawrence locations will be on the ground instead of on top of the building.

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

ANDOVER

? 321 S Andover Rd, Andover

LAWRENCE

? 521 W 23rd St

? 1400 W 6th St

FORT SCOTT

? 2322 S Main St, Ft. Scott

JOHNSON COUNTY

? 6705 W 119th St, Overland Park

? 7722 W 151st St, Overland Park

? 7446 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park

? 18051 W 119th St, Olathe

? 12137 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, Shawnee

? 12075 W 87th St Parkway, Lenexa

KANSAS CITY

? 10303 Leavenworth Rd, Kansas City

MANHATTAN

? 409 McCall Rd

TOPEKA

? 4009 SW 21st St

WICHITA

? 333 S West St, Wichita

? 11310 East 21st St N, Wichita

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS KANSAS

Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual

disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports

competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development.

SOKS is a non-profit organization supported almost entirely by corporate and individual gifts,

and events. The generosity of Kansas organizations, individuals and statewide businesses enable

the program to continue.

www.facebook.com/specialolympicskansas

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