Members of the Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety are joining law enforcement agencies in the county and throughout the state in staking out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops, including the DeKalb location near NIU’s campus, 1101 W. Lincoln Highway, on Friday, May 29. The event is part of a fundraiser at 194 Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout the state to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.
“This is the 13th year for the Illinois Cop on a Rooftop fundraising event to benefit Special Olympics Illinois,” says NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips.”It’s a fun way for local police agencies to come together with the community we serve for a great cause.”
Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family support. The first Special Olympics games were held at Soldier Field in July, 1968; the program now is in more than 170 countries.
Those interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible should contact their local Special Olympics agency or call 800-394-0562.