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Cop on Top Fundraiser for Special Olympics

August 16, 2017, 11:00 AM HST (Updated July 28, 2017, 11:19 AM)
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Hawai‘i Police Department Cop on Top: (L–R) Officer Paul Magnus, Officer Erik Vodovoz and Officer Isaac Michaels help support Special Olympics Hawai‘i. HPD photo.

The Hawai‘i Police Department will sponsor the 14th annual Cop on Top fundraiser for Special Olympics Hawai‘i in East and West Hawai‘i at the Hilo and Kona Walmart Stores from Aug. 17 to 19 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For three straight days, law enforcement officers will spend their off-duty time perched on top a 14-foot scaffolding, eating, sleeping and raising awareness for Special Olympics Hawai‘i within the community.

Over the years, the efforts of Hawai‘i Police Department officers have raised $250,000 to help provide year round sports training and competitions to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

This event is the largest Special Olympics fundraiser of the year and 14% of last year’s annual budget was raised through this one event alone.

During this year’s event, there will be numerous incentives made possible through donations from many local sponsors.

Special Olympics Hawai‘i will also give away visors, caps and T-shirts to those who donate.

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