17th Annual Cop on Top, Aug 16–18
Local law enforcement officers across Hawai‘i are joining forces to raise awareness for Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes. From Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 16 to 18, 2018, volunteer, off-duty law enforcement will perch atop 10-foot scaffolds, in front of Hawai‘i Walmart stores (except the Fort Street Mall location), the two O‘ahu Sam’s Club stores, and shopping centers around the state to collect donations for Special Olympics Hawai‘i.
- On the Big Island, officers will be posted atop Walmarts in Kona and Hilo.
“We are excited to return as a site sponsor for Cop on Top and support the incredible efforts of our local law enforcement to raise awareness for athletes with intellectual disabilities,” said Lance McAlister, Walmart Hawai‘i Market Manager. “One of our core values at Walmart is giving back to the community and local groups that give so much to us and we couldn’t be more excited to support this year’s event.”
On the Neighbor Islands, Cop on Top locations include:
- Walmart Kahului (Maui)
- Kahului Safeway (Maui)
- Lahaina Safeway (Maui)
- Molokai Public Library (Moloka‘i)
- Walmart Lihue (Kauai, August 30 to September 1)
- Lānai Town Richard’s Market (Lāna‘i, Aug. 31 to Sept.1)
In addition to those Walmart stores, on O‘ahu additional Cop on Top sites include:
- Enchanted Lake Shopping Center
- Hawai‘i Kai Shopping Center
- Kaneohe Shopping Center
- Laulani Village Shopping Center
- Mānoa Marketplace
- Salt Lake Shopping Center
- Waikīkī Beach (pop-up location on Thursday, Aug. 16 only)
- Waimalu Plaza
- Sam’s Club Keeaumoku
- Sam’s Club Pearl City
“It’s an honor to have participated in Cop on Top for the past 12 years. The event is not only a way for me and my fellow officers to show our support for these athletes, but also a way for us to engage and connect the community to a cause that means so much to us,” said Officer Patricia Doronila.
Donations collected from Cop on Top will directly benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i and their efforts to provide sports, health and wellness and leadership programs for athletes year-round, including opportunities to participate in regional and national competitions. Special Olympics Hawai‘i provides programs for all athletes, free of charge. Since 2001, Cop on Top has raised more than $3,102,119 for Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes statewide.
For more information on Special Olympics Hawai‘i, call (808) 943-8808 or go online.