‘Badges and Buckets’ fundraiser raises $20,000 for Special Olympics Hawai‘i
The Hawai‘i Police Department extends its gratitude to the Hawai‘i Island communities for helping to make the recent “Badges and Buckets” fundraiser a huge success.
“Badges and Buckets” is a rebranding of what was formerly known as “Cop on Top” and is Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s largest annual grassroots fundraiser.
According to a news release, the Special Olympics delegations are grateful for the overwhelming support. 2023 marks the 20th year the event has been held on island.
Held at the Hilo Walmart store from Oct. 5-7, the fundraiser featured off-duty officers, volunteers, and Special Olympics athletes raising awareness and collecting donations for Special Olympics Hawai‘i.
Special Olympics East Hawai‘i raised a total of $20,000 through donations.
The funds will directly benefit Special Olympics Hawai‘i and its efforts to provide year-round sports programs for athletes, including opportunities to participate in regional and national competitions.
Special Olympics West Hawai‘i will be holding its “Badges and Buckets” fundraiser at the Kona Walmart from Nov. 10 to 12.
For more information or to become a volunteer, visit http://sohsawaii.org/.